Scottish Independent Girls’ Schools Launch Fearless Women Webinar Series

Scottish Independent Girls’ Schools Launch Fearless Women Webinar Series

2 February 2024

2024 is the 150th anniversary year for the Girls’ School Association (GSA). For 150 years the GSA has championed girls and their teachers to act as a catalyst for positive societal change.

In celebration of this significant anniversary the four independent girls’ schools in Scotland – St Margaret’s School for Girls, St George’s School, The Mary Erskine School and Kilgraston – are launching a brand-new webinar series for 2024 featuring ‘Fearless Women’.

These webinars will feature women who have excelled in their field.

Launching the series, senior pupils at St Margaret’s School for Girls will speak with the Right Honourable Lady Dorrian. Lady Dorrian is a Scottish advocate and judge who has served as the Lord Justice Clerk since 2016, the first woman to hold this role. During the webinar Lady Dorrian will discuss her career and achievements with current pupils.

Lady Dorrian was installed as Lord Justice Clerk and President of the Second Division of the Court of Session in April 2016. As Lord Justice Clerk she is Chair of the Scottish Sentencing Council. She was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2005, having served as a Temporary Judge since 2002. She was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012.

Lady Dorrian is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen (LLB). She was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1981 and was Standing Junior Counsel to the Health and Safety Executive and Commission between 1987 and 1994.

Lady Dorrian served as Advocate Depute between 1988 and 1991, and as Standing Junior to the Department of Energy between 1991 and 1994. Lady Dorrian was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1994. Between 1997 and 2001 she was a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

Next in the webinar series

St George’s School will host the next in the webinar series with Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer of the United Kingdom. This webinar will take place on the 19th March and registration will be open shortly.

The schools look forward to announcing further speakers and dates in the Fearless Women webinar series in due course.

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