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ConnectED Business Networking @ Monboddo
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
ConnectED Business Networking @ Monboddo  | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

ConnectED is a long standing business networking group in Edinburgh. We specialise in friendly and purposeful connections. Occasional talks punctuate a relaxed atmosphere. Come and make your connections. See how you can help others, and how others can help you.

Ragged University: Myths of Attraction by Mairi Macleod @ Cabaret Voltaire
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ragged University: Myths of Attraction by Mairi Macleod @ Cabaret Voltaire | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh at 7pm to listen to Mairi explain the myths of attraction. Enjoy socialising around learning and find people you like…

Myths of Attraction by Mairi McLeod

I’m going to talk about the stereotypes we have about what’s attractive in men and women, I’m going to explain the biology behind why these are sometimes valid, but also why they’re often not. Is it true that men are into casual sex but women want commitment? Do men actually prefer thin women? Do women want macho, high-status men? Are dumb girls more attractive? And are the first impressions we give out really vitally important?

In this presentation Mairi Macleod will answer these questions about romantic attraction and much more. We’re used to hearing that evolution has honed our romantic preferences in ways that increased the number of children of our ancestors and that this has led to predictable and universal gender differences in our desires and sexual inclinations. But do you buy this?

There will be some food, a bar and a whole evening to make merry with…


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Daring to Lead by Equate Scotland @ Augustine United
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Daring to Lead by Equate Scotland @ Augustine United  | Scotland | United Kingdom
Equate Scotland will be hosting an evening reception on women’s leadership in male dominated environments. We will be discussing how stereotypes of leadership harm women’s progression and how we reclaim the meaning of leadership and the diversity it can include. It’s time to leave behind the tired language of women’s leadership being perceived as “bossy” or “bitchy” – it’s simply called taking charge.
We will hear from daring women who are leaders in their STEM field and who are crushing misconceptions of women’s leadership. Dr Reaeanne Miller from the Scottish Association of Marine Science will be joining us – after just returning from the first all women expedition to the Antarctic. She will telling us about her experience and how adventure and science does not need to be a man’s world!
Bring your questions and your experiences!
Wine will be served.
Political women in the early United States: International Women’s Day lecture @ National Library of Scotland
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm
Political women in the early United States: International Women's Day lecture @ National Library of Scotland | Scotland | United Kingdom

Could women be political before they got the vote? ‘Yes’, says Catherine Allgor, Director of Education at the Huntington Library and noted scholar of women and politics. In the new capital of the United States during the early republic, white ruling class women borrowed heavily from English court culture to further their families’ political aims. In doing so, they built the structure that would support the United States’ future as a democratic nation-state.

Wednesday 8 March
Free. Book ‘Political women’ on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.