“The Bearded Lady Project” is a documentary film and photographic project celebrating the work of female paleontologists and highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face. Recently a team of American female academics came to Lyme Regis to take some images for the project, with the aim of encouraging young women to pursue a career in palaeontology. They do this by photographing female palaeontologists out in the field wearing false beards (the cliché being that all geologists are men with beards!).
The accompanying photo shows our volunteer geologist Kate Acheson, who got a First this year and will be working in the area for three years doing her PhD. The picture was taken by Anna Holbrook, our intern this summer who is also a geologist.
To find out more about the Bearded Lady Project, see their official website.