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King’s is hosting an event on the work of proto-feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft for International Women’s day, March 8th, 16:30 – 18:30:

Mary Wollstonecraft: Feminism, Freedom and Political Economy

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a discussion on one of the earliest feminist texts, Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), hosted by the Department of Political Economy at KCL. The event will kick off with a reading of the book’s Introduction, followed by a panel discussion that will address Wollstonecraft’s feminism, views on freedom, and political economy. The evening will conclude with a reception for all attendees.


  • Dr Signy Gutnick-Allen is a Fellow in the Department of Government at LSE working on early modern British and European political thought and debates over citizenship.
  • Dr Alan Coffee is a Visiting Fellow in KCL’s Dickson Poon School of Law, working on the civic republican conception of freedom and Mary Wollstonecraft as a republican political philosopher.
  • Dr Catherine Packham is a Reader in the School of English at the University of Sussex, working on the relation between Philosophy and Political Economy in the 18th century and focusing on Mary Wollstonecraft and debates over political economy in the 1790s.
  • Victorine Pontillon is a Franco-American freelance director, producer and actress settled in London.

Registration: Link (free).