Edinburgh Napier University’s celebration of Ada Lovelace Day hosted by Equate Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University’s Athena SWAN team on 14th October was a great success, as can be seen in the photographs from the event.
Amongst the current students, staff, alumni and friends of the University who work in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine are pictured our speakers for the evening: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell; Principal and Vice Chancellor Andrea Nolan; the Director of Equate Scotland Linda Somerville, and myself. Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries Dr Sandra Cairncross chaired the presentations.
This first set of pictures shows everyone gathering at the drinks reception and poster display.
After drinks we took our places at dinner.
We scheduled the speeches to take place throughout the course of the evening: Principal and Vice Chancellor Andrea Nolan welcomed everyone just before the meal was served; I spoke between the starter and the main course; Linda Somerville followed me between the main course and pudding; and our keynote speaker Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell gave her presentation while we enjoyed coffee and tablet. Below are the photos of the speakers and our chair for the evening, Dr Sandra Cairncross.