School of Divinity: Equality and Diversity

School of Divinity: Equality and Diversity

News and events supporting and promoting equality, diversity and respect at the School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh

Year: 2019

The next meeting of the LGBT+ and Allies group will take this Wednesday 26 June. It will be a bring-your-won (BYO) lunch in the New College Sanctuary, at the slightly later than usual 1pm. This meeting is to offer a space for LGBT+ and Allies in the School of Divinity to come together and explore […]

This year’s Women’s History Scotland Conference on ‘Gender Transgressions – Historical Perspectives’ will explore the idea of transgressing gender norms (including those relating to masculinity and femininity) and the consequences of this for individuals or groups. The event will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday 16 November,  supported by the School of History, Classics & Archaeology. Organisers include […]

 A few staff have expressed an interest in Mental Health training. Head of School Professor Helen Bond has circulated a link recommended by Andy Shanks, Director of Student Wellbeing,  for online mental health learning materials from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: http://learning.cwmt.org.uk/

As part of the School’s commitment to Athena SWAN, every annual staff awayday includes a session on equality and diversity. On Monday 27 May, this took the form of a presentation and workshop on bullying and harassment, underlining the University’s Dignity and Respect Policy. What constitutes harassment? External speaker Richard Boardman said that ‘harassment’ is defined […]

There is a workshop on ‘Heritage and interreligious coexistence in the city’ taking place at IASH 9.30am-4.30pm this Friday, 17 May 2019. Several colleagues are speaking in what looks like will be a stimulating event. There is no charge but you will need to sign up here: https://interreligiouscoexistence.eventbrite.com

International Conference, 12 – 13 September 2019 University of Edinburgh and Staff Pride Network at the University of Edinburgh Call for Abstracts Abstracts are invited for a conference: ’50 Years After Stonewall.’ 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots – one of the turning points in LGBT+ history and a milestone in the […]

The May bring-your-own (BYO) Lunch will take place on 29 May 2019 (12.30-1.30pm) in the Sanctuary in New College. This event is a space for LGBT+ and Allies in the School of Divinity to come together and explore experiences of studying and working in the School. Conversation will run along Chatham House Rules. There is […]

Any UKRI GCRF or Newton Fund calls announced after 1 April 2019 will now require applicants to submit a Gender Equality Statement as part of their proposal. This is to ensure all projects are compliant with the International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014. More information can be found of UKRI’s website. The RSO is actively working to […]

The University of Edinburgh has a zero tolerance stance towards bullying and harassment. You may have seen images from the latest Respect campaign around School. Today the University’s Research Support Office has posted an interesting blog about how the British Heart Foundation – one of the UK’s biggest research funders – is tackling bullying, harassment […]

Members of the School who are LGBT+ and Allies are invited to a ‘bring-your-own’ (BYO) Lunch at the Chaplaincy, 12.30pm Wednesday 24 April 2019. This is to offer a space for LGBT+ and Allies in the School of Divinity to come together and explore experiences of studying and working in the School. We have the […]

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