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Chrystal Macmillan Studentship

The School of Social and Political Science is delighted to announce its first Chrystal Macmillan PhD Studentship.

Chrystal Macmillan was a pioneering campaigner for social justice. In 1896, she was the first woman to graduate from the University of Edinburgh in science, later converting to law, and becoming one of the first group of women to be called to the English bar IN 1924. She was a leading suffragist, campaigning for votes for women and equality of opportunity in other spheres. She was a prominent figure in the international women's movement, campaigning for peace and conflict resolution during the First World War, and was a delegate to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.

We have recognised these achievements by naming our School's building the Chrystal Macmillan Building. We now want to mark Chrystal's career by establishing a PhD studentship in her name open to applicants working in the fields of social justice, gender and equality, human rights and peace and conflict resolution.

For eligibility and how to apply, please see full details here.*

*further details will be added as soon as they are available.

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