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Our annual lectures celebrate International Women's Day with inspiring women speakers of international reputation.

International Women's Day lectures The University of Edinburgh

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Our annual lectures celebrate International Women's Day with inspiring women speakers of international reputation.

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    Prof. Anneila Sargent - Make it Happen: Women into Science

    Prof. Anneila Sargent - Make it Happen: Women into Science

    Professor Sargent, a past President of the American Astronomical Society and an advisor to the White House, delivers the 2015 International Women's Day lecture, entitled Make it Happen: Women into Science

    Professor Sargent draws from her own experiences to discuss the challenges many women may face when entering a career in science.

    Recorded on 6 March 2015 at the University of Edinburgh's Michael Swann Lecture Theatre.

    • 1 u. 7 min.
    • video
    International Women's Day Lecture: Women in Sport - Going for Gold

    International Women's Day Lecture: Women in Sport - Going for Gold

    Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger presents the 2014 International Women's Day Lecture.

    Ms Grainger, who took up rowing as a student at Edinburgh, won gold in the Double Sculls at the London Olympics in 2012.

    Louise Martin, Vice Chair of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, also speaks.

    Recorded on 8 March 2014 at the University of Edinburgh's McEwan Hall.

    • 57 min.
    • video
    Prof. Lesley Yellowlees - The Gender Agenda in Science and Engineering

    Prof. Lesley Yellowlees - The Gender Agenda in Science and Engineering

    The 2013 International Women's Day lecture is by Professor Lesley Yellowlees, University Vice Principal and President of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    Professor Yellowlees tells of the culture change needed to retain talented female scientists.

    Recorded on Friday 8 March 2013 at the Michael Swann Lecture Theatre, the University of Edinburgh.

    • 1 u. 1 min.
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    Dr Philippa Gregory - International Women's Day lecture

    Dr Philippa Gregory - International Women's Day lecture

    The 2012 International Women's Day lecture is by bestselling novelist and University of Edinburgh alumnus Dr Philippa Gregory.

    Dr Gregory takes an amusing look at the challenges women may face in their life and career.

    The lecture was chaired by theatre critic of The Scotsman, Joyce McMillan.

    Recorded on 8 March 2012.

    • 1 u. 2 min.
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    Dr Irene Khan - Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: The Unfinished Revolution

    Dr Irene Khan - Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: The Unfinished Revolution

    The 2011 International Women's Day lecture is presented by Dr Irene Khan, International Human Rights expert and former Secretary General, Amnesty International.

    Dr Khan considers gender equality and women's empowerment.

    The lecture is chaired by the journalist and broadcaster, Sheena McDonald.

    • 1 u. 12 min.

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