West Downs Centre, University of Winchester, West Downs Campus on Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5HT
Exhibition at University of Winchester exploring the contribution of female theologians and eco-feminists to environmental and ecological movements from around the world.
This exhibition celebrates the pioneers of the discipline of eco-feminist theology - honouring their work and vision in developing this new field and its practical application.
Feminist Theology can be studied in any religion and is about exploring the traditions, practices, scriptures, and theologies within that religion from a feminist perspective. "Eco-feminism" was first coined in the early 1970s (Francoise d'Eaubonne) and linked the domination of women and the exploitation of non-human nature as common themes within patriarchal societies.
The work of many feminist scholars interweaves these two disciplines from the Godmother of ecological activism- Rachel
Carson (1907 - 1964), to the second wave feminists theologians(1980s and 90s) to modern day theologians and activists , we want to celebrate these women who have often faced physical violence, personal death threats and abuse in response to their work. Work which strives to redress the imbalance of power and control within human relationships and human relationships with non-human inhabitants of planet Earth.
Visitors may wish to combine their visit to this exhibition with two other events on the West Downs Campus. The first is in the same building - the History and Heritage Exhibition in the Links Gallery, and the second is outdoors - tours of the Cosmic Walk. Please see the separate entries for more information on both events.
● Thursday 13 September: 1000-1600
● Friday 14 September: 1000-1600
No booking required.
The exhibitions have full wheelchair access, however if you want to combine your visit with the Cosmic Walk please note that there is some uneven ground and grass in the garden.
Allow up to 2 hours to visit both exhibitions and take part in the Cosmic Walk.
West Downs Campus is opposite Queens Road, and adjacent to Hilliers Garden Centre. Please note parking is not available on site but both the South Winchester and Pitt park and ride buses stop outside the hospital, just a couple of minutes walk from West Downs Campus.