Programme UCL Gender Equality Event. 18 March 2008

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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.
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