Time/Date: 09:00 – 17:00 BST, Wednesday 9 October 2019
Location: National Museum of Scotland, Auditorium, entry via Lothian
Street, EH1 1JF.
‘Beyond the Edinburgh Seven: a symposium’
When: Wed, 9 October 2019, 09:00 – 17:00 BST,
Where: National Museum of Scotland, Auditorium, entry via Lothian
Street, EH1 1JF
9:30-10:00: Introduction to the day and background on the Edinburgh Seven:
The day will begin with a reflection on the campaign to recognise the contribution that
Sophia Jex-Blake and the Edinburgh Seven have made to shaping the modern University.
10:00-11:00: Edinburgh’s Second Generation: Women Medical students, 1885-1914: Roger Jeffery
Roger is Professor of Sociology of South Asia and has just edited a collection of articles
on ‘India in Edinburgh’; his contribution was a chapter on links between India and
Edinburgh’s second women’s medical college.
11:00-11:30: Coffee/tea break
11:30-12:30: Women Doctors and women patients, 1899-1930: Gayle Davis
Gayle is Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. She is
particularly fascinated by the uplifting histories of reproductive health and sexuality,
madness and psychiatry, and death.
12:30-14:00 Lunch (provided)
14:00-15:00 Women Doctors in Scotland: Co-equality or Continuing Glass Ceilings? Catherine
Catherine graduated in medicine from the University of Glasgow and has worked in
NHS Lothian as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with an interest in
obstetric medicine. Since February 2015, she has been Chief Medical Officer of
15:00 Tea break
15:30 A student view, led by Izzie Dighero and Rebecca Murphy Lonergan, of the EU branch of the Women’s Medical Forum.
16:30 Concluding remarks