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International Women’s Day 2023

Staff and students can get involved in free events taking place across the University this month to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

International Women’s Day takes place on Wednesday 8 March with the theme of innovation and technology for gender equality. Women's History Month runs throughout March. 

Opening of the Charlotte Murchiston Lecture Theatre 

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, the Information Services Group has named a lecture theatre in honour of British geologist Charlotte Murchison (1788 – 1869).

Charlotte Murchison lecture theatre

International Women's Day Walk 

Sport and Exercise are hosting a walk to show support for women all over the world. Join them to #MarchOnInMarch and improve your wellbeing. All students and staff are welcome.

Wednesday 8 March, 11:30-12:15 

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Big Feminist Mixer 

The Students' Association is joined by FemSoc, Girl*Up, Amnesty International, Sanitree, CERT, Women in Business, Women in STEM and more for this major collaboration bringing together feminists and celebrating women at the University of Edinburgh and beyond.

Wednesday 8 March, 19:00-21:00

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Reproduce Justice Now! 

genderED and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) are co-organising a roundtable and reception bringing global perspectives to reproductive justice. 

Wednesday 8 March, 12:00-16:00 


Women Film-Makers and Histories of Women’s Activism

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has organised an event highlighting women film-makers and the history of women’s activism. 

Wednesday 8 March, 17:00-20:00 


Learn how to edit Wikipedia for Women's History Month 

This workshop focuses primarily on improving the systematic bias on Wikipedia by adding more articles about notable women, where only 19% of biographies are about women.

Wednesday 8 March, 13:00-17:00


Women's Professional Advancement Workshop

The School of Social and Political Science are hosting a workshop on how to get ahead in the workplace as a woman. Be empowered to overcome imposter syndrome, stop underestimating yourself, and achieve the success you deserve!

Wednesday 15 March, 16:00-17:00


Writing and Disseminating Academic Work for Early Career Academics 

genderED presents a masterclass on writing and disseminating academic work for early career academics researching gender and sexualities.

Friday 24 March, 10:00-11:00 


Power Her Up

Edinburgh Innovations collaborate with Advancing Eve to bring you Power Her Up – monthly sessions that aim to inspire, build community, and provide space for women to learn and develop their entrepreneurial skills. 

Thursday 30 March, 18:00-21:00 


Related links

International Women’s Day – UN website