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‘We Have Great Women in STEM’ colouring book

Our volume three colouring book ‘We Have Great Women in STEM’ is now available on Edinburgh Diamond, the University of Edinburgh’s digital service for hosting Diamond Open Access books and journals.

Hosting our books on Edinburgh Diamond

Although we have our books available on the Colouring Books website having them on Edinburgh Diamond is a more sustainable and long term way of preserving them. Check out our Edinburgh Diamond Catalogue series: ‘We have Great Stuff’.

To find out more about the Edinburgh Diamond Service visit their University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Diamond website.

Volume 3 colouring book reference

For the references and more information on volumes one and two please read our previous blogpost on Edinburgh Diamond.

About the book

This third volume was created by our Interactive Content summer intern Ally McKay, she is studying illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. The images for the book were collated from in person and online workshops Ally held during the summer, and also includes some of her own illustrations. She also met with inspiring women in STEM who work and study in the University.

Ally says about her internship:


Creating the book was such a fun and useful experience for me. As an illustration student, it’s usually me creating the pictures but getting to run workshops and collect submissions from the university of Edinburgh community reminded me how much talent we have in our organization. I loved the opportunity to dig into the history of some of UoE’s women in STEM of the past, and also meet with women doing amazing work in STEM today. The project couldn’t have been possible without support and guidance from Stewart Cromar and Jackie Aim, as well as all the amazing volunteers that submitted work!

Book distribution

The volume three physical books were printed to coordinate with our Ada Lovelace Day celebration on Tuesday 10th October 2023. They were distributed to various locations including Argyle House, Residence Life Office and the Health and Wellbeing Centre at Bristo Square. They are also available to download.

We have paper copies of volume three at Argyle House that are freely available to UoE staff and students, please email us if you would like a copy. We can send them out via internal mail only.