As you may be aware, 2018 marks 100 years since women in the UK were first given the vote (though not all of them, only women over the age of 30 – it would take another ten years until this was extended to all women over 21). This is being celebrated via the #Vote100 campaign.
The final rush to finish everything before the holidays is now in full swing, but if you can free up some time then there are two really interesting events coming up before the party season gets underway. An event being held as part of a St Andrew’s Day at the University of Edinburgh this week is inviting anyone to go along and join a Wikipedia editathon to help record the achievements of the Scottish suffragettes. Another event run by Equate next week will focus on sticky floors and glass ceilings and how to manage them. Details of both events are below.
If you can’t escape the lab/ office/ field/ site/ library to attend an event then you may wish to follow the #Vote100 hashtag on Twitter instead.
Scotland’s suffragettes: a St. Andrew’s Day Wikipedia editathon for Vote100
When: 30th November, 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Organised by: Digital Scholarship Centre
Where: University of Edinburgh Main Library, 30 George Sq, Edinburgh
This event is part the 2018 celebration of one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act (1918) when women were finally given the right to vote. It is an opportunity to see archival material about Scotland’s suffragettes and a chance to learn about & celebrate the role these notable women have played in the campaign for Votes for Women through researching, writing & illustrating Wikipedia articles & timelines (full training is provided).
Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings
Organised by: Equate
When: 4th December, 10am – 4pm
Where: Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus
There is a considerable body of evidence which shows that women can encounter structural barriers to their progression in the SET professions – the glass (or sometimes concrete) ceiling. This workshop will address these issues, help you to examine your abilities and leadership potential and consider your priorities. Open to all women in working in STEM and construction.