Why not more? Athena SWAN and the advancement of women in science in the UK.
Start Date: 16/1/2020
End Date: 16/1/2020
Dalhousie Building Lecture Theatre 4 Add to Calendar Organiser: George Simmonds
The University Chancellor, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, will be delivering the Annual Athena SWAN lecture.
Dame Jocelyn is an astrophysicist, best known for her discovery of pulsars — rotating neutron stars that appear to pulse as the radio beam they emit sweeps repeatedly across the Earth. Her observation, made together with her supervisor, Antony Hewish, is considered to be one of the greatest astronomical discoveries of the twentieth century. She has been a role model and champion for young students and particularly for women in science. She is the first female President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Athena SWAN is a national charter to promote gender equality within higher education.
This free lecture is aimed at staff and students who are interested in gender equality.
More information regarding Athena SWAN can be found at https://www.dundee.ac.uk/equality-diversity/athenaswan/