To celebrate the achievements of notable Hull women as part of the International Women's Day celebrations, Miss Cutts (Director of Humanities) and Y10 pupils Lucy and Yasmin, were invited to the launch event of Hull City Council's 'Women's Week' at the Guildhall.
Five plaques were to be unveiled as part of the Lord Mayor's 100 Centenary Plaque trail, which is led by Cllr Mary Glew and continues the theme of 'Made in Hull' from the Hull City of Culture 2017 celebrations.
Cllr Glew had kindly requested that Miss Cutts, Lucy and Yasmin attend the event to unveil the plaque and say a few words to commemorate former Malet Lambert teacher and renowned botanist and conservationist Dr. Eva Crackles.
Miss Cutts said 'We were incredibly honoured to be invited to this event to speak about Dr. Crackles, and I was extremely proud of both Lucy and Yasmin who spoke with such confidence in front of an audience, which included journalists from Radio Humberside and BBC Look North.
“We have all been very inspired by the commitment of Dr. Crackles to the field of natural sciences, a woman who saw no boundaries in what had been very much a man's world."
Dr. Eva Crackles was a British botanist and Malet Lambert teacher notable for her major contributions to the Atlas of the British Flora, published in 1962.
She received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Hull in 1991. The following year, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for her work in plant conservation.
Crackles was elected Honorary Life member of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland in 2000.
Cllr Glew was very impressed with Lucy and Yasmin, and has invited Miss Cutts and pupils from Malet Lambert to unveil another plaque to former Malet Lambert pupil Jean Rook, the First Lady of Fleet Street, later in the month.