Mogers Drewett owl takes inspiration from the Herschel Museum of Astronomy



South West-based law firm Mogers Drewett is proud to be a sponsor of the Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 sculpture trail that is coming to the historic town this summer.

The Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 will be the latest public art sculpture trail across the city, taking its inspiration from the Roman Goddess Minerva, to whom the Roman Baths Temple was dedicated in the 1st century AD, and whose animal symbol was the owl of wisdom.

Inspired by the Bath Herschel Museum of Astronomy, the Mogers Drewett owl showcases a beautiful sparkling night sky decorated with silhouettes of the astronomers, William and Caroline Herschel, painted by artist, Lois Cordelia.

William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781 from his home in Bath, shortly after which he was appointed Court Astronomer for King George III and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Caroline Herschel, William’s sister, was also a renowned astrologer who discovered comets, nebulae and updated Mr Flamsteed’s Catalogue Of Stars.

All 100 of the owls will be displayed around the city from June and in September the Owls and Owlets will be gathered together in one giant flock, (or ‘parliament’ as a group of owls is known), for the ‘Hoot Farewell’ auction preview weekend in early October.

Maeve England, Partner at Mogers Drewett said, “The finished owl looks fantastic and I’m delighted that I was able to be at the museum while Lois painted it. We’re really proud to be supporting this year’s event to help to raise vital funds for our city’s charities.

“We hope that the Mogers Drewett owl will be enjoyed by everyone who follows the trail around Bath this summer.”

The large Owls will be auctioned for charity in late October and smaller Owlets will fly back to the schools and community groups that decorated them as a lasting legacy of the event. All of the event profits will be donated to four local charities – 70% to the Royal United Hospital’s new Cancer Centre and 30% to Bath Young Carers, the Roman Baths Archway Project and the UK Little Owl Project, which is based in Bath.

For more information on the Mogers Drewett Minerva’s Owl of Bath visit: https://www.mogersdrewett.com/herschels-owl

For more information, please visit the Minerva’s Owls website at www.minervasowls.org or contact the Owl team at info@minervasowls.org or follow @OwlsofBath on Twitter