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Edinburgh Medal Address: Science, Values and Gender Equality, Reflections from the Battleground

Wednesday 4 April

The Edinburgh Medal is a prestigious award given each year to men and women of science and technology who are judged to have made a significant contirbution to the understanding and wellbeing of humanity. 

The 2018 Edinburgh Medal is awarded to Prof Cordelia Fine, author and Professor of HIstory and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne, for her work on understanding of gender stereotypes, challenging gender perceptions and for her contributions to public discourse to close the gender gap. 

Join Cordelia for this year's Edinburgh Medal Address as she discusses science, values and gender equality. Scientific claims and beliefs have long shaped our views about why gender inequalities exists and have been used as ammunition in disagreements about the desirability and feasability of change, this talk will explore the role of science, and values, in our contemporary debates. Oration by Prof Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. Vote of thanks by Prof Lynn Abrams, Head of School of Humanities, the University of Glasgow. 

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