Superwomen of Science

You are cordially invited to join us for the launch of a unique website that celebrates the achievements of women scientists. 

Start date and time

Tuesday 20 June 2017 12:00 PM

Event cost


This responsive, mobile website was developed at Edinburgh Napier University by third-year School of Computing student Zoe Wall, and is an exciting new development for Minerva Scientifica - an evolving music-theatre programme and research project by the Electric Voice Theatre. The projects pairs women scientists and composers throughout the UK. 

In partnership with Dr Pam Cameron from Novo Science, we have been working at Napier to create new music for the site with three scientist and composer pairings: 

  • Prof Emma Hart School of Computing & Dr John Hails, School of Arts and Creative Industries
  • Dr Karen Diele School of Applied Sciences & Frances M Lynch, Director of electric voice theatre
  • Dr Clare Taylor School of Applied Sciences & Edinburgh University student Ceylan Hay

The launch event will feature the WORLD PREMIERE of these works alongside 3 new songs developed with pupils from Canal View Primary School, Wester Hailes: “Physics is for me!”, “The Vet’s Song ”, and “The Toxic Orchestra”.

Catherine Booth, Science Curator, National Library of Scotland, will introduce her research on historical Scottish Women Scientists whose profiles, alongside some of our contemporaries from Napier, Edinburgh & Heriot-Watt, are the first to populate the site.

Don’t forget to bring your smartphone or tablet!

Scottish Superwomen of Science at The Fringe

The event offers a sneak preview of our associated Edinburgh Fringe Show, Scottish Superwomen of Science, which won the ThreeWeeks Editors' Award in 2016 and which The List called “A powerful collaboration between science, music and theatre”.

Tea, coffee and light snacks will be served. Space is limited so please book in advance.

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