September 2018 National Council - STEAM

Join us at our National Council on STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.  Hear from top STEAM women, join in our workshops and conversations and all our usual features including our open mic.  As always, you can expect our National Councils to be thought provoking and challenge Scotland to be at its best.




Confirmed speakers are:

Councillor Evelyn Tweed will welcome us to Stirling.  Cllr Tweed is a specialist in rural housing is the Housing Portfolio Holder at Stirling Council and the Deputy Leader of the SNP Group in Stirling.  She has a special interest in women’s issues and is a supporter of WFI.

Emily McCulloch who will do a presentation on digitally re-constructing the face of ‘The First Resident of Stirling'.

Brenda Graham will speak about how she got into engineering and discuss some of what she has done throughout her career. Brenda applied her expertise to systems used on massive ships around the world. Also she's passionate about an EU directive called ATEX which covers potentially explosive atmospheres and so will reflect on what the impacts of Brexit will be. 

Carrie Gooch is a commercial pilot, beekeeper and artist. She will talk about her 30 years in aviation and how both art and science inform her understandings of space and place.

Dorothy Aidulis will lead a STEAM workshop.

Further Information and Agenda
Full details of the day will be added as they are confirmed. Please check back here nearer the time for more details and we will send a copy of the day's agenda a day or two before the meeting.


If you can support us financially then tickets can be purchased at £6 each by scrolling to the bottom of this page. We also supply tickets without financial cost so please email us at [email protected] to reserve one of them. There is no need to explain your reasons, we want to support women without question and with dignity.

Who Can Attend?
The meeting is open to all self identified women. You do not need to be a member of Women for Independence to attend. If you need to bring a carer to support you then their ticket is always free. If your carer is a man then he is also welcome. If you care for another adult or children then you are very welcome to bring them along. We do not provide a creche for children so they will need to remain with you during the event.

Lunch/refreshment are not included in your ticket. So it is up to you to bring your own packed lunch and refreshments or to buy something at the local shops/cafes nearby. There is a cafe in the Albert Halls that should be open and the Smith Art Gallery along the road has a cafe. A short walk into Stirling for the usual M&S, Greigs or the YES cafe at the Burgh. Please check back nearer the time as we may have been able to add further options


We will have BSL interpreters all day.
Step-free access at the right-hand side of the venue entrance.
Accessible parking: limited parking at front of the venue. Please arrive well ahead of event start time as spaces are limited.
Accessible bathrooms on ground floor and first floor.
We will add to this list as we confirm further information.

Getting There
Parking is limited at the venue to accessible parking for badge holders. The roads right next to it have pay and display parking or you can park about 800 yards away free near the Kings Park area. The bus and railway stations are a 12 minute walk (half a mile) away.

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If you need any futher information then please contact our National Co-ordinator Margaret Young at [email protected]

September 15, 2018 at 11:00am - 4pm
Albert Halls
Albert Place
Dumbarton Road
Stirling FK8 2QL
United Kingdom
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