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Botanical Woman


For the 2022 Roll of Alumni Weekend Gardens Talk, we welcomed Girton alumna Katie Childs (1999 History), CEO at Chawton House, for a talk based on an exhibition that she curated at Chawton House. During her talk Katie focussed on various "Botanical Women" they have in their collection of early women's writing (some well known, but many not now). The recording of Katie's talk can be found below. 

Katie studied History at Girton College (1999) and is the CEO at Chawton House. Her role is to lead the organisation and she has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, operations, business development and public engagement in the House, collection and historic estate.