Why not a new statue for Wollstonecraft in Camden?
19 November, 2020
Detail of artist Maggi Hambling’s statue for Wollstonecraft at Newington Green
• THE Wollstonecraft statue at Newington Green, where she taught, has caused great controversy, (A dressing down for Mary’s naked statue, November 13).
Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, lived and was buried in Camden and she is remembered with a plaque on Oakeshott Court close to her former home in the Polygon and, more recently, a street in King’s Cross was named after her.
Isn’t it time that we had a statue here in Camden to one of the most influential women this country has ever produced – preferably one that does not trivialise her achievements or objectify her womanhood by showing her naked?
CLLR RICHARD COTTON
Labour, Camden Town
with Primrose Hill ward