Equality and Diversity


Forthcoming Equality and Diversity events.

Summary of Internal Events

(Link to the timetable below for further details of all events)


Festival of Creative Learning: (Free and open to all)

Women in  Medicine - Wikipedia Events 2018:

Only 17.39% of biographies on Wikipedia are about notable women so there are a great many notable women in medicine missing (both historic and contemporary) from Wikipedia and from Google’s search results. More suggestions for pages to edit are very welcome and the Royal College of Physicians’ recent Women in Medicine exhibition may give some ideas too.

No editing experience necessary as learning how to edit is super easy. Full training (and refreshments) will be given and you are free to edit whichever page you would like to contribute. Alice White from the Wellcome Library will also be joining us.

20th Feb. - Histropedia workshops – create bespoke visually dynamic timelines in minutes

21st Feb.  - Wikidata HackathonLearn how to edit Wikipedia’s most exciting sister project

22nd Feb. - #Vote100 and Women in Medicine – Wikipedia editing event.


LGBT+ History Month Calendar of Events  - refer to attached flyer to view the Staff Pride Network calendar of events celebrating LGBTHM.


International Women' Day Celeberations

7th March 2018 - The annual International Women's Day Lecture speaker for 2018  is  Anne Richards, CVO, CBE, FRSE Chief Executive Officer of M&G Investments, and Vice-Convener of University of Edinburgh Court.  The lecture will be held on the evening of 7 March at 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm) in McEwan Hall, Teviot Place. The theme of the lecture is "Investing for everyone - can Finance help close the gender equality gap?” Furtehr The event is free but ticketed.  Further informatio and how to book at::https://uoeiwd2018.eventbrite.co.uk


8th March 2018   - a Wikipedia editing event to celebrate #Vote100 as an important milestone on the road to universal franchise. Details to be confirmed but please free to email ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk if you have suggestions or would be interested in attending.


30th Mar. - Wikipedia Women in Red monthly meetup on Friday 30th March 2018 ((normally on last Thursday or Friday in the month) to address the systemic bias on Wikipedia by writing articles about notable women missing from Wikipedia.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh/Events_and_Workshops/Women_in_Red#About_the_event


Timetable of events

The timetable for Equality and Diversity events.

External Events

Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology New Website

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