In August, Margot Cram, Pam Keeling and Ann Auchterlonie attended the University Women of Europe (UWE) Conference in Graz, where the theme was ‘Changing Cultures’. Graz, a beautiful city in Austria, has a UNESCO recognised Medieval centre and the conference was held in the Franciscan Monastery there. They went to learn more about where GWS … More GWS attends University Women of Europe Conference
The Graduate Women Scotland Research Presentation Day was hosted by the GWSEast branch and held in Dundee on the 21 April. We welcomed eight women PhD students from around Scotland to present their work. Happy feet, heritage tourism, film makers from the Islands, and the maths of cancer were just a few of the topics. Every … More GWS Research Presentation Day 2017
The annual Literary Lunch was a tremendous success. Held at the Invercarse Hotel on 26 March, GWSEast members met for a lovely meal and to hear novelist Ajay Close to talk about her recent book A Petrol Scented Spring. Ajay enthralled and shocked members and guests with tales of the activities of Suffragettes in Scotland and the … More 2017 Spring Literary Lunch
April 29 Discovery Point, Dundee: Research Presentations Day This year GWSEast hosted the annual event offering Ph.D students an opportunity to present their work and receive constructive feedback from members and an academic assessor. 75 students expressed an interest in taking part and 8 students were selected. Their research studies included foot problems associated with diabetes, … More Research Presentations Day
On 21 November, GWSEast joined GWS members from across Scotland at the Scottish Parliament at the GWS seminar, “The Impact of Conflict on Women and Girls”. The event explored how living in and fleeing from conflict has a specific impact on women and girls, and the effect of grief on children in conflict zones. The … More The Impact of Conflict on Women and Girls
Every year we hold a Literary Dinner, which is an opportunity to gather, to talk about literature, to hear great speakers, and to raise money for our projects. On 3 November at the Invercarse Hotel we gathered once again, and authors Lin Anderson and Mary Paulson-Ellis gave entertaining and informative talks about their work.
At our AGM on 20 October, we awarded Lesley Small and Naomi Wilson bursary prizes for achieving top marks in their respective access programmes. Small has recently completed the Transition Programme at the University of Abertay, and Wilson finished the University of Dundee DUAL Summer School this year. Both are now studying as first years … More 2016 Access Prize Winners
A date for your diary The 2017 Literary Dinner is set for Thursday November 2 at the Invercarse Hotel. Our major fundraising event in the year, the Literary Dinner is a popular and very enjoyable event for members, partners, friends and guests. This year we’re honoured to welcome the well known literary critic Stuart Kelly, author … More Literary Dinner
On the 25th of March, Ajay Close will be the guest speaker at the Invercarse Hotel, Dundee, when she’ll talk about
In May, some members of the Study Group found a sunny spot to organise the autumn study schedule. Sapiens set the tone for stimulating and interesting discussions as the first choice for The year. Check out the Study Group page for the upcoming reading schedule.