The 2015 Edinburgh Medal is awarded to Mary Midgley, one of the most important moral philosophers working today. Over the past thirty years, her writings have informed debates concerning animal rights, the environment and evolutionary theory. Mary was a senior lecturer in Philosophy at Newcastle University and wrote her first book, Beast and Man, when she was in her fifties. She has since published over fifteen books, including Animals and Why They Matter, Science and Salvation and Evolution as a Religion.
She lives in Jesmond and is a patron of Amida Trust and a great friend of Dharmavidya http://amidatrust.ning.com/page/about