CODI 2017: Can Recipes Help Gender Equality?

When:
August 15, 2017 @ 8:20 pm – 9:20 pm Europe/London Timezone
2017-08-15T20:20:00+01:00
2017-08-15T21:20:00+01:00
Where:
New Town Theatre
Freemasons Hall
96 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
UK
Cost:
£9 (£7 concession)
Contact:

The University of Edinburgh is trying to improve the position of women in higher education – with recipes. University academic Daphne Loads is questioning whether this is a good idea. Can a symbol of domesticity really help women in the professional world? Or will the University continue to be a place where almost every permanent symbol of achievement – building and street names, portraits and busts – is masculine, where women drop off the career ladder, and where most Wikipedia editors are young men? Should universities do something less soft and fuzzy if they want to help women?

Performer

Daphne Loads, Academic Developer at the Institute for Academic Development, the University of Edinburgh.