Who were the Early Women Naturalists of North East England? Who were the early women naturalists of North East England? – An exhibition in the Hancock Library on the second floor of the Museum, open during library open hours until 9th September. Free entry, donations welcome. No booking required, drop in. There are also some evening talks about individual women including Mary Hancock, Kathleen Blackburn, Margaret Dickinson and Grace Hickling. Read more about Who were the Early Women Naturalists of North East England?