So yesterday and today the Twitter has been on fire about some work that was done over the summer by Emma Carroll, a recent graduate of Edinburgh and working with us as an Equate Scotland Careerwise intern. It culminated today in a really nice news … Continue reading Some witchy history and a very smart woman in data science
This week I’m delighted to be hosting the second Girl Geek Scotland workshop in our 2019 programme, this time on Effective CVs * “You don’t need to be actively job hunting to want to keep your CV accurate, up to date and good quality. You never … Continue reading Geeking out on inclusion
All the best ideas start with a good lunch, and so it is with this one. Some time ago, my colleagues Jacky MacBeath, Rachel Hosker, Melissa Highton and I were mulling over lunch in the Art College cafe as to what we might do to … Continue reading Making an exhibition – thankfully not of oneself
Yesterday, as anyone who saw my demented tweeting will know, I took part in the Edinburgh Processions march. Processions celebrates 100 years of female suffrage (though 1918 only extended suffrage to women over 30 who had property). On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls … Continue reading Processing
I’ve just finished embroidering a piece for my friend Lindy Richardson’s Processions project – a banner which will join us on the Edinburgh Procession on 10 June, to mark 100 years since the first Suffrage Act. Hopefully I’m not too late – like a bad … Continue reading Tracings (don’t look too closely)
Last Friday I led a Lost Literary Edinburgh Wikipedia editathon as part of the Being Human Festival. It focused on forgotten women authors that have been surfaced again through the enormous text mining activity that underpins the LitLong project. “…might there be other voices to … Continue reading After the Wiki rush
Answer (1): Barium (boom-boom!) Answer (2): Write their story on Wikipedia, especially if they were female.* One of the best bits of my job is working with Ewan McAndrew, our excellent Wikimedian in Residence. Our Ada Lovelace Day and Innovative Learning Week editathons back in … Continue reading What do you do with a dead chemist?