Programme UCL Gender Equality Event. Kennedy Theatre, ICH. 30 Guilford Street, WC1. 18 March 2008 9.30 -10.30 Refreshments and registration 10.30 – 12.15 1st Session; Setting the scene. Also specific focus on Science, Engineering and Technology, (UCL’s work on SET and gender equality) and recent research into women in clinical academia and women in academic medicine. Chair: Professor Janette Atkinson, UCL Pro-Provost (North America), UCL Coordinator for Athena SWAN (women in SET), Director: Visual Development Unit, Head: Developmental Sciences Department, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences. Speakers: Professor Janette Atkinson Professor Peter Main, Director of Education and Science, Institute of Physics Caroline Fox, Programme Manager of the former Athena Project at The Royal Society and Sarah Dickinson, Science Policy and Diversity Specialist, Royal Society of Chemistry Professor Debbie Sharp, Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Chair of Women in Clinical Academia Closing remarks from UCL’s Provost, Malcolm Grant. Lunch with the Provost 12.30 – 1.30 1.30 - 3.30 2nd Session: Diverse women and public figures, representing different professions, talk about their careers - what made a difference. Chair: Professor Christine Hawley, UCL Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment, Chair of UCL’s Equal Opportunities Committee Speakers: Dame Hazel Genn, QC, Professor of Socio Legal Studies and Honorary Fellow UCL Laws. Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, the cross party, non party membership organisation for fundamental rights and freedoms in England and Wales. Professor Stephen Whittle, OBE, founder of Press for Change, the political lobbying and educational organisation, which campaigns to achieve equal civil rights and liberties for all transgender people in the UK. Professor of Equalities Law, Manchester Metropolitan University. Dr Maggie Aderin, Managing Director Science Innovation Ltd Space Scientist at Astrium Ltd, the European Space Company 3.30 – 3.45 Tea Break 3.45 – 5.15 3rd session: The way forward and facilitated discussion between the panel and audience Chair: Femi Otitojou, Director of Challenge Training Agency, UK leaders in equality & diversity training and consultancy Speakers: Dr. Anita Holdcroft, Emeritus Reader in Anaesthesia, Imperial College London and lead on the Women in Academic Medicine Project. Ruqayyah Collector, NUS Black Student Officer Julie Ashdown, Senior Policy Adviser and Athena SWAN Charter Co ordinator, Equality Challenge Unit. Kat Banyard, Campaigns Officer, Sexism and the City, The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaign organisation for equality between women and men.