“From Blue Stockings to Blue Jeans” is an umbrella title for “Celebrating Women Scientists”, an exhibition on historical women scientists, and associated events during the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2003. The exhibition will hang in Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh for four weeks from the end of March. A film presentation and an open forum discussion will take place there on Tuesday 15th April 2003. The venue is fully ramped and accessible.

The exhibition “Celebrating Women Scientists” looks at the lives women scientists from the ancient world up to the present day, highlighting their achievments.

We are pleased to announce that Filmhouse have arranged a screening to complement the exhibition and Open Forum. They will be showing the 1943 film biography of Marie Curie, Madame Curie starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. This is particularly fitting as 2003 sees the 100th anniversary of Curie’s first Nobel Prize.

The screening will take place at 4pm on Tuesday 15 April just prior to the discussion. Filmhouse admission charges (£4/£3) will apply.

The Open Forum is a cafe discussion in the style of Cafe Scientifique at 6.30pm, immediately after the screening of Madame Curie. It will take place in the informal setting of Filmhouse Cafe Bar. Professor Victoria Amador (Media Studies, Edinburgh College of Art) will get the conversation started by placing the film in its historical context and addressing wider issue of the representation of female scientists in film and television. After her introduction there will be a short break to replenish our glasses. The discussion is then open to the floor.

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