This year’s Alan Howard Memorial Lecture is set to feature the special unveiling of a Waterford Civic Trust Heritage Blue Plaque in commemoration of medical and public health pioneer, Dr Mary Strangman.
Born in 1872 at Carriganore House, Dr Strangman became a doctor, a champion of public health and better housing, a suffragist and the first woman to be elected to Waterford Corporation in January 1912.
In recognition of her notable achievements, particularly around public health, the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI) and Waterford Civic Trust are set to unveil the plaque at her historical family home, Carriganore House, SETU West Campus on Friday, 18th August.
Chair of Waterford Civic Trust Eugene Broderick and Professor John Nolan from the Nutrition Research Centre joined Maria McCann in studio to discuss the achievements of Dr Strangman.
You can listen back by clicking on the image above