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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

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To celebrate Black History Month, we asked New College staff and students to tell us about Black people that have inspired them in their life and work. Check out what they said and learn more about these inspirational people on the Divinity News Page. Divinity News Page   

October is Black History Month and there are some exciting events scheduled to celebrate. Here’s some information about the upcoming events: Black History Month Lunchtime Talks These talks are organised by the Scottish Graduate Schools of Social Science and Arts and Humanities. You can register online on Eventbrite. Look out especially for the talk on […]

Dr Hannah Holtschneider, Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies, has written a blog post on racism and protest in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, called Thinking through #BlackLivesMatter See the blog

The University has issued a statement following the killing of an African-American man by police in Minneapolis which has caused outrage and protests across America and around the world. The statement begins: “As a University community we are outraged by the brutal killing of George Floyd. Our thoughts are with Mr Floyd and his family. […]

Since the Covid-19 outbreak there have been reports of incidents of hate speech and racial harassment aimed particularly at people from East Asia or of East Asian descent. The University is committed to promoting inclusion and equality and expects that all its staff and students will be treated with dignity and respect at all times. […]

The Roslin Career Development Committee, in collaboration with Fathers Network Scotland, is offering a virtual workshop on The Secret Lives of Working Dads, Tuesday 26 May 12.30 -2pm. The interactive workshop aims to provide all dads the opportunity to discuss their own context of their own personal beliefs alongside societal norms and the behaviours they […]

Edinburgh Research Office has launched a new toolkit designed to help Principal Investigators (PIs) complete the Gender Equality Statement, which is a compulsory part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Newton Fund application process. The GCRF Gender Equality Statement requires researchers consider five issues: Have measures been put in place to ensure equal and […]

New College is hosting events to celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March. Academic Lunch on Gender For: PG students Friday 27 March, 1-2pm, Senate Room A conversation about gendered experiences of studying at university with Dr Naomi Appleton, Professor Helen Bond, Professor Jay Brown, and Dr Suzanna Millar. Hear from New College academic […]

Applications for the Global Community Fund are open! Created by Edinburgh Global and Students’ Association, the fund provides grants of up to £300 for students holding events that celebrate culture and diversity. Find out more and apply:

Saturday 8 February 2020 9am-3.15pm Martin Hall The LGBT+ and Allies Group of New College is pleased to celebrate LGBT+ History month by providing a one-day conference with a variety of speakers – LGBT+ and Allies, New College and outwith – to reflect on stances of LGBT advocacy within the Christian tradition. Programme 9-9.30am – […]


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