Potential Difference Exhibition

Potential Difference examines socio-cultural aspects of science, with a focus on gender that is still a barrier to the career progression and optimisation of scientific potential in the UK. The project provides a landscape for postgraduate students to explore the impact of culture on our perceptions and expectations of female scientists. It also creates a unique and stimulating environment for cross-disciplinary interaction between early career scientists, archivists and professional artists.  

Potential Difference aims to:

  • Generate an exhibition of female role models to inspire the next generation of scientists 
  • Showcase leading-edge biomedical and biological research produced by University of Edinburgh scientists
  • Create an historical archive that captures a transect of international research spearheaded by female scientists
  • Provide an active learning resource that opens a discourse on gender parity in Science
  • Promote interdisciplinary interaction between early career scientists and artists

Exhibition Timetable:

¨ Launch, Friday 10th April (6pm) 2015, The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Opening address: Professor Alice Brown CBE, RSE, Chair of the Scottish Funding Council

Exhibition Now Open to Public: 11th and 12th April, 10.30am-4pm

¨ The Scottish Parliament, 12th May 2015: sponsor MSP Kezia Dugdale

Organisers: PIs: Karen Halliday and Meriem El Karoui, Artists: Hamer Dodds, Graham Russell and Heshani Sothiraj Eddleston; Students/postdocs: Johanna Krahmer, Kathryn Topham, Sreerekha Pillai and Ellie Corsie