Information Services

International Women's Day

Information Services Group are celebrating International Women’s Day on 8th March by renaming the Boardroom in Argyle House after Brenda Moon, the first woman to head up a research university library when she was Librarian here at the University of Edinburgh in the 1980s and 90s. Three of the training rooms in Argyle House will also be renamed after notable Edinburgh women in due course and information about them can be found here.

Brenda Elizabeth Moon (1931-2011)

Photograph of Brenda Elizabeth Moon
University librarian who had a clear vision of the transformative effects of digitisation.

Marjorie Rackstraw OBE (1888–1981)

Photograph of Marjorie Rackstraw OBE
Educationist, social worker and volunteer.

Irene J. Young (1919-2017)

Photograph of Irene J. Young
Author and codebreaker.

Mary Somerville (1780-1872)

Photograph of Mary Somerville
A Scottish writer and polymath

Related links

Diverse Collections blog

International Women's Day

Campus maps - Argyle House