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How do we solve science’s problem with women? (Debate, network & drinks)

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Join us for an enlightening, empowering evening to explore the thorny questions of how science has failed women, and what can be done to solve the problems it has.


The evening will kick off with a talk by science journalist Angela Saini on the themes in her critically-acclaimed new book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story. For centuries, scientists have told us that women are biologically inferior to men, that they are intellectually less capable, sexually more chaste, and naturally designed to be homemakers and caregivers. Angela has investigated the science behind the stereotypes and asks whether we need a radical overhaul of the way we think about women.


Following this will be a panel discussion looking at the issues that women still face working in science, and what can be done to solve the problems that exist, including sexism, harassment and bias in research. It will be chaired by the editor of the online magazine Mosaic, Chrissie Giles. Confirmed to be on the panel are the BBC Radio 4 science presenter and author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Adam Rutherford, the engineer behind the Shard and author of Built, Roma Agrawal and Royal Astronomical Society Fellow Dr. Emma Chapman. Other panellists to be revealed soon.


At the end of the evening will be a drinks reception, and an opportunity to network and learn about the diversity initiatives of some of the UK's leading scientific organisations, including the Wellcome, the Operational Research Society, the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, and the London Mathematical Society.

Our aim is to help those who want to see more equality and diversity in science to build stronger networks.

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