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Memoir of Mary Pickford FRS commissioned by The Royal Society. By John F. B. Morrison and John A. Russell
This year's Mary Pickford Lecture will be delivered by Prof Marian Joëls (University of Utrecht and University of Groningen)
on Thurs 26th Sept @ 12:30 pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre. We have an earlier start than normal as preceding the lecture we will announce the winner of this year's Alison Douglas Prize for the Best PhD Dissertation submitted by a student in CDBS.
Marian will also be our guest at 'Women in Science' round table coffee meeting at:
10.30 - 11.30 on 26th September in Room G6 Hugh Robson Building.
Please mark your diaries for this important event.
Inspiring People 3 - Thursday 20 September 2018
The next Inspiring People event will take place on Thursday 20 September 2018.
Location- Wellcome Trust Auditorium, QMRI, Little France
The Deaneries of Molecular, Genetics & Population Health Sciences and Clinical Sciences form Edinburgh Clinical Medical School, and are holding this Inspiring People Day to encourage all staff and students to embrace and promote Equality and Diversity as the best way for everyone to achieve their career potential. This third Inspiring Day is relevant for EVERYONE.
The talks will address the strategies that are being used to ensure equality and diversity becomes embedded, and career stories from within and outwith the Deaneries will illustrate real life challenges and solutions.
Our Inspirational Speakers include:
- Professor Sir Jim Smith FRS (Director of Science at The Wellcome Trust)
- Prof. Sara Mole (University College London)
- Prof. Candy Rowe (University of Newcastle)
- Dr James Howie (Founder ASCUS Art and Science)
- Career Stories
Suffrage Science Award
Congratulations to Prof Catherina Becker, Director of the Centre for Neuroregeneration, who has been awarded one of the Suffrage Science Awards supported by the MRC.
The Suffrage Science scheme recognises ten female scientists and a science communicator, chosen for their scientific achievements and ability to inspire others. Women make up less than one-eighth of science academy membership globally and this award, set up five years ago by the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London, celebrates women already in science and encourages others to enter scientific subjects, and to stay.
One possible plug for the leaky pipeline
About Ben Barres
'I was born a woman. Thirteen years ago, at the age of 40, I decided to change my sex.'
Women in Neuroscience: A Call to Action
IWiN Toolkit: Candidate Recruitment and Evaluation
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s ‘Unfinished Business’
Three years ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote an article for The Atlantic about the difficulty of career advancement for professional women with children. “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” which has now grown into “Unfinished Business,” electrified readers. Slaughter’s criticisms of workplace policies and attitudes were not new, but her article had the force of her own belated awakening to the problem.
Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students
Female academics: don't power dress, forget heels – and no flowing hair allowed
Women need to be seen and heard at conferences
History of women in science
Science shapes all aspects of the world as it is today, from technology to advancements in health and medicine. When people think of these advancements and the scientists behind them, it is generally the efforts of men that come to mind. Women have also contributed significantly to the world of science, but despite the strong presence of women in science-related fields, history has not given them the credit that they deserve.
CAREER MANAGEMENT & TRAINING:
Institute for Academic Development - IAD
Athena SWAN - Recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
Facebook page Women in Research
Project Implicit See how you get on in the Harvard Implicit Bias test about gender!
Inspiring the Future - Redraw the Balance video how children define career opportunities as male and female