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Soapbox Science – Taking Science to the Streets
December 19, 2016 @ 12:00 am - March 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Our Penny Lecture series continues with Dr Seirian Sumner, Co-Founder of Soapbox Science and Reader in Behavioural Ecology at UCL.
Over sixty percent of biology undergraduates and postgraduates are female, yet less than 26% of biology professors are female. The statistics are more depressing for physical sciences and engineering, where only 10% and 5% of professors respectively are women. Soapbox Science is becoming a leading advocate for improving the visibility and representation of women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Medicine) in the UK and abroad, and a staple ingredient for Athena SWAN action plans across the country.
Dr Seirian Sumner gives a potted history of the ethos behind this initiative, the mission, and how Soapbox has helped promote the careers of some of the world’s top female scientists.
Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.
Science is a well-established aspect of what we do here at Morley – expand your knowledge this month at our science themed Penny Lecture or for those interested in taking their learning even further check out our featured science courses: