The Edinburgh Seven: Changing the Way Stories Are Told - Melissa Highton at the Physiological Society - 13 October 2017
From Ewan McAndrew on October 18th, 2017
Video by Vince Lane.
This talk was part of the 'Physiology on Wikipedia' event for Physiology Friday 2017.
The Edinburgh Seven were the first group of matriculated undergraduate female students at any British university. They began studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1869 and although they were ultimately prevented from graduating and qualifying as doctors, the campaign they fought gained national attention and won them many supporters, including Charles Darwin. Their campaign put the rights of women to a university education on the national political agenda, which eventually resulted in legislation to ensure that women could study medicine at university in 1876 (UK Medical Act 1876).