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The Centre members at Westminster have been enthusiastic participants in the centre’s programs and activities. They have continued with their research activities, networking and teaching with the focus on the critical and interdisciplinary approach pioneered by the original collaborative project. In the year 2009/2010 the University of Westminster has host and organized various events. These include the following: 

  • The Feminism with Fizz seminars. The Feminism with Fizz series began with workshops on feminism and legal practice and feminism and judging. The workshop on judging was made up of four female judges including Baroness Hale. Since then a wide range of themes have been covered. The topics so far have included parenting, ageing, literature, fashion, health and policy making. The speakers have talked from professional and personal perspectives as policy makers, academics and activists. The Fizz audience of students, academics, staff, policy makers and activists listen to several short presentations followed by a discussion connected by the themes of feminism and law. The evening is organized to include an opportunity to share a drink and nibbles and for participants to mingle informally and network over their shared interests. In the academic year 2009/10 the topic for Feminism with Fizz was Feminism, Law and Religion. The participants were Dr Kristin Aune, University of Derby, co-author of Women and Religion in the West: Challenging Secularization, 2008 , Rabbi Marcia Plumb, Southgate and District Reform Synagogue and Leo Baeck College, Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters and Humera Khan, activist and educator, founder of An-Nisa Society. Further Feminism with Fiss events are planned for the academic year 2010/11.

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