2015 Women in Science Festival, 7th-28th March

At the end of an exciting three weeks, we would like to send out our thanks to you all for being a part of an exciting and successful Women in Science Festival programme this year.

We'll be back again in March 2016, with another festival of events to celebrate women in science, technology, engineering and maths. In the meantime, keep in touch with us through the Dundee Women in Science Facebook page, where you can continue to share your highlights and photos from the 2015 Women in Science Festival.

Women in Science 2014‌The Women in Science Festival, the UK's only festival celebrating women in science, technology, engineering & maths. The festival aims to promote careers in science to everyone, especially women and girls, it supports professional women to develop their careers and showcases the talented and exciting research taking place across Scotland.



Festival Events

Material Concerns - Exhibition

Date: 6 Feb 2015 – 30 May 2015,
(Open Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm. By appointment on weekdays.)

Venue: LifeSpace, The Discovery Centre, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, DD1 5EH

Booking: Free, To make an appointment on a weekday, please email lifespace@dundee.ac.uk

Details: An exhibition that explores consent in donation and use of human tissue in life, art and scientific research at LifeSpace.

Including work by Gina Czarnecki, David Connearn, Carolee Schneemann, Verena Friedrich and Alec Finlay alongside current research and historical artefacts from the University of Dundee. Curated by Sarah Cook.


The Women in Science Festival is brought to you by the University of Dundee; our major sponsors, The Wellcome Trust and brightsolid; and our partners the Biochemical Society, Abertay University, the James Hutton Institute, Dundee Science Centre, Hannah Maclure Centre and Dundee Women's Festival. 


Get Involved

Women in Science is a collaboration between the University of Dundee, Abertay University, Dundee Science Centre, the James Hutton Institute and the Dundee Women's Festival. We always welcome new partners and supporters, so please get in touch if you want to be part of this festival.

We welcome suggestions on events and speakers that would enhance the festival in 2016. Please get in touch with the team at revealingresearch@dundee.ac.uk or call us on 01382 386660.


Keep in Touch

We update our Facebook page regularly at www.facebook.com/DundeeWomenInScience. Please visit our page and like us. You can also follow our hashtag on Twitter using the #WomenSciFest hashtag.

Women in Science Festival aims to:

  • Celebrate the exceptional women contributing to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
  • Showcase cutting-edge research by ground breaking scientists in an accessible way to diverse audiences across the Tayside region.
  • Offer support to women within science careers.
  • Encourage girls and women to further study and consider a career in science.
  • Challenge media bias and perceptions of women in science.

Supporting women works! - research shows that young girls who have had interactions with women from STEM subjects are more interested, and more likely to pursue an education in a STEM subject


Supporting Women in Science at the University of Dundee

The University of Dundee and its College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing have both been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award

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Find out more about how Equate Scotland supports women working in Science, Engineering and Technology

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