Scientific philosopher Dr Mary Midgley receives the Edinburgh Medal in a ceremony this evening (7 April) at the Edinburgh Science Festival.
We commemorate the life and work of this thought-provoking writer and thinker with a small display in our George IV Bridge Building.
Along with a selection of Dr Midgley's own work are books by others who have inspired her, including James Lovelock, Jane Goodall and Iris Murdoch.
Visitors to the building can also see a copy of the journal article presenting her critical assessment of Richard Dawkins' book 'The selfish gene'.
The material is on display until 17 April. Read more about Mary Midgley on the Science Festival website.
7 April 2015