Women entrepreneurs in Scotland: Surviving the Pandemic and its Aftermath – Tuesday 19 October 2021, 1-2pm

Women who run their own businesses have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Join us for this talk with Prof Norin Arshed (University of Dundee) to find out more about her study with focus groups with women across Scotland. 

Norin’s work involves informing and influencing policy regarding women’s entrepreneurship in the current pandemic. This study aims to ensure effective policy is developed to support women entrepreneurs, especially in these challenging times. 

This free event will take place online via Microsoft Teams. Booking essential.

Women and Celebrity Culture – Tuesday 6 June 2017, 6pm

From the earliest days of the film industry, women have played key roles as both professionals and spectators. The division between the two has blurred today in the age of reality TV and social media – but the dynamic relationship between on- and off-screen worlds has always been in place.

Dr Ana Salzberg, from the University of Dundee, will explore the complex engagement between women and celebrity culture, discussing the evolution of stardom and fandom from early Hollywood to contemporary media.

Everyone is welcome. This event is free and non-bookable. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 5pm.

Stories from the Past: Women working in Dundee – 5th March 2013

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This arts cafe talk by Laura Paterson used oral history recollections to explore aspects of women’s work in Dundee from 1945 to 1970. With the audience, Laura reminisced on Dundee’s past, particularly memories of homes, housing conditions, housework and the effect of labour saving devices.

“I’d a’ liked tae been a Teacher, But I never got the chance” – Mary Brooksbank.

A copy of the video of Laura’s talk will be available shortly.