The Bearded Lady Project

The Bearded Lady Project

Posted on: 1st October 2015

“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 clich√© 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.