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

Author: hwalker2

The raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City on 28 June 1969 and its consequences are considered turning points in LGBT+ history and milestones in the development of LGBT+ rights. The events sparked a new feeling of cohesion within the LGBT+ community, a confidence which manifested itself in various forms – in the […]

***Dates and venue will change in 2020 due to building refurbishment and staff change – please await further updates*** A monthly informal meeting of LGBT+ staff and students and allies has taken place on the last Wednesday of the month since March 2019. This informal arrangement now seeks to establish a formal presence in the […]

The next meeting of the LGBT+ and Allies group will take place Wednesday 31st July 12.30-1.30pm, Senate Room, New College. Bring your own lunch. This meeting offers a space for LGBT+ and Allies in the School of Divinity to come together and explore experiences of studying and working in the School. The group will have […]

Theology and Religious Studies UK (TRS UK) has produced a draft code of conduct for conferences which aims to deal with eliminating harassment and improving professional behaviour and value at academic conferences. TRS UK is the national organisation which represents academic groups whose primary focus is the academic study of religion. The template has been […]

In his summer update newsletter to staff, Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal of the University, has announced that Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley will be taking up a new role of University-wide lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, an Executive-level position in which she will champion these issues in every aspect of the University’s work. Professor Cunningham-Burley is […]

The University of Edinburgh is committed to creating an environment where students feel that they can speak to staff to seek advice, raise a concern or report something that may be affecting them. As part of this, we want to ensure that staff are fully prepared to be able to handle a student reporting sexual […]

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:

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 […]


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