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FST students: International Women's Week events 2–9 March – celebrating women in science

26 February 2015

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day in an exciting week of events organised in honour of women in science.

We are delighted to invite you to the following events, which are held in line with both this year’s theme 'Make it Happen' and with the University’s commitment to supporting women’s careers and development in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) through Athena Swan.

Women in Mind workshops run by the Department of Psychology

Date: Wednesday 4 March
Times: 2pm and 3.15pm
Venue: Training Room 1 (C3.11), Cavendish Library 

This workshop gives a taster of the Department’s Psychology at the Movies initiative. The aim of the workshop is to provide an interactive forum to discuss the psychology of the 'femme fatale' character in films such as Gone Girl and Fatal Attraction. Participants will also be introduced to the Bechdel test for evaluating gender bias in films and fiction.

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Women in science seminar: Science Journalism and Sexism with Connie St Louis

Date: Wednesday 4 March
Time: 5–6 pm
Venue: C2.07, Cavendish Campus

We are delighted to welcome Connie St Louis, who is Director of City University London’s Science Journalism MA, and an award-winning freelance broadcaster, journalist, writer and scientist. The seminar will be followed by refreshments and networking.

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Celebrating women in science: an afternoon with leading women from STEMM

Date: Friday 6 March
Time: 1.30–5pm
Venue: Boardroom, 309 Regent Street

Listen to the inspirational career journeys of some of the leading UK ladies in STEMM, and get the opportunity to network and debate with fellow staff members and students.

Speakers will include:

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Photo exhibition from Nancy Honey's book '100 Leading Ladies' and book display on women in science

Date: 2–9 March 2015
Venue: Cavendish Library

Week-long exhibition, no need to book.

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