Mary Wollstonecraft Open Weekend

The group with Lester Hillman, Camden Tour Guide.
Celebrating the life of Mary Wollstonecraft in the ancient parish church of St. Pancras Old Church

Art Exhibition inspired by her life / Churchyard tours / Talks on Wollstonecraft in London / Homemade cakes and tea

Mary Wollstonecraft the 18th Century radical writer and feminist was married in St Pancras Old Church, lived in the Parish with her husband William Godwin and was buried in the Churchyard on the 10th September 1797 at the age of only 38. Our Open Weekend falls close to the anniversary of her death and celebrates her legacy.

St Pancras Old Church is one of the most ancient places of Christian Worship in London and we will be hosting an exhibition of art by Louisa Albani and inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft’s Letters from Norway

In addition :
– Tours of the Churchyard and local area with a Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley theme
Saturday 12pm, 1pm, 2 and 4pm and Sunday 1,2 and 3pm
– Pop up talks at 12noon and 3pm on Saturday by Wollstonecraft Campaigner, Roberta Wedge.
– Free talk on Sunday at 3pm, on Life and Legacy of Wollstonecraft, by Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck College
– Refreshments including Homemade Cakes

St. Pancras Old Church, St. Pancras Gardens, Pancras Road, London, Greater London, NW1 1UL


Saturday 8 September: 1000-1700; Tours 1200, 1300, 1400, 1600; Roberta Wedge Talks 1200 & 1500
Sunday 9 September: 1100-1700; Tours 1200, 1400, 1500; Esther Leslie Talk 1500

No booking required

Access: Some of the paths in the Churchyard are uneven so do take care!

Additional Information

Max 20 people per tour/session. 30mins There is a wealth of history to be discovered at St Pancras Old Church and we are also located close to the British Library, the new Kings Cross District and the delights of Camden Town! Contact for the day: Fr.James Elston


We are directly behind St Pancras International Station

Organised by

Father James Elston / With thanks to Louisa Albani, STEWY, Mary on the Green, Camden Guides, Somers Town History Club and Heritage Open Days