Edinburgh Seven

Edinburgh Seven

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of seven Edinburgh women who helped change education forever.

There are a number of events planned for the autumn to celebrate the anniversary of the Edinburgh Seven.   These include:   ‘A Fair Field and No Favour’ Public lecture on the Edinburgh Seven  by researcher, Jo Spiller Tuesday 8 October,  6pm Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Doorway 3, Teviot Place. Book tickets: edinburghseven.eventbrite.co.uk   Beyond the […]

The Edinburgh Seven were the first group of matriculated undergraduate female students at any British university. In her essay Medicine as a Profession for Women, published in 1869, Sophia Jex-Blake argued that the only way to determine whether women had the same intellectual ability as men was through ‘a fair field and no favour’ – […]

Despite their Edinburgh experiences, all seven women left the University to make their mark on the world.   Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake (1840–1912) Sophia Jex-Blake was the driving force behind the campaign to secure women access to a university education. She received her MD in Bern in 1877 and become the first registered female doctor in Scotland. […]

On 6 July,  seven current medical students from the University of Edinburgh will be accepting a posthumous MBChB degree on behalf of the Edinburgh Seven.  We spoke to each of them about the significance of the event and their ambitions for the future.   Simran Piya, Year 3. Originally Kathmandu,Nepal but has lived in Edinburgh […]

On 6 July,  seven current medical students from the University of Edinburgh will be accepting a posthumous MBChB degree on behalf of the Edinburgh Seven.  We spoke to each of them about the significance of the event and their ambitions for the future.   Caitlyn Taylor, Year 2. Originally from Dunbeath, Caithness.   What inspires […]

On 6 July,  seven current medical students from the University of Edinburgh will be accepting a posthumous MBChB degree on behalf of the Edinburgh Seven.  We spoke to each of them about the significance of the event and their ambitions for the future.    Izzie Dighero, Year 4. Originally from London.   What inspires you […]

On 6 July,  seven current medical students from the University of Edinburgh will be accepting a posthumous MBChB degree on behalf of the Edinburgh Seven.  We spoke to each of them about the significance of the event and their ambitions for the future.   Mei Yen Liew, Year 2. Originally from Malaysia.   What inspires […]

On 6 July,  seven current medical students from the University of Edinburgh will be accepting a posthumous MBChB degree on behalf of the Edinburgh Seven.  We spoke to each of them about the significance of the event and their ambitions for the future.   Megan Cameron,  Year 4. Originally from East Kilbride.   What inspires […]

On 6 July,  seven current medical students from the University of Edinburgh will be accepting a posthumous MBChB degree on behalf of the Edinburgh Seven.  We spoke to each of them about the significance of the event and their ambitions for the future.   Ella Crowther, Year 1. From St Albans.   What inspires you […]

On 6 July,  seven current medical students from the University of Edinburgh will be accepting a posthumous MBChB degree on behalf of the Edinburgh Seven.  We spoke to each of them about the significance of the event and their ambitions for the future.   Sorna Paramananthan, Year 3.  Originally from Edinburgh.   What inspires you […]

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