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Gender, Race and Power: an evening with Angela Saini

An evening with award-winning author Angela Saini, whose recent books on flawed gender and race “science” inspired a global conversation

**This event is now sold out, but you can add your name to the waitlist using the registration link, and seats will be released as cancellations come in**

About this Event

Wednesday, 20 November, Jeremy Bentham Room, UCL, from 5 PM

Registration link via Eventbrite

UCL Women, the grass-roots networking group, is delighted to host Angela Saini at our annual Flagship Lecture series. Angela will touch on the topics of her two recent bestsellers,  Inferior and Superior. These books comprehensively debunk the flawed science that has been (mis)used by groups in power for hundreds of years to oppress women and people of colour. Taken together, they serve as a passionate battle-cry for the importance of changing society for the better.

The evening will consist of Angela’s talk, followed by an on-stage interview and audience Q&A. Afterwards, there will be drinks and snacks in the adjacent North Cloisters, including a chance to buy copies of Angela’s book and to network.

About the Speaker:

Angela is an award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster.

She regularly presents science programmes for the BBC, and her writing has appeared across the world, including in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, Science, Cell, Wired, Wallpaper, Vogue, GQ, among others. Angela’s latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, was published by 4th Estate in May 2019. Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published in 2017, winning the Physics World Book of the Year and first runner-up in the Goodreads Choice Awards. It has been translated into eleven languages. Her first, Geek Nation, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2011, becoming a bestseller in India.

Chocolate tasting event with optional wine pairing! 18 July at UCL


We are pleased to invite you to a very special evening of craft chocolate tasting, with optional wine pairing, by Cocoa Runners. It will take place on Thursday 18 July 2019 from 17:00 – 19:30 in the lovely Haldane Room, Wilkins Building. Try some lovely chocolate and wines, and make some interesting new connections!

“The key to great chocolate starts with the finest beans and careful harvesting, fermentation and drying. And just as in coffee, so with chocolate ‘less is more’; craft chocolate makers are all about coaxing the full flavour of their beans, adding and taking away as little as possible. At a Cocoa Runners Craft Chocolate tasting, you’ll be invited to ‘go under the hood’ of over a dozen craft chocolate makers and their bars, looking in detail at the intricacies of cacao genetics, harvest, fermentation, vintages, conching and roasting, and examining how each stage of cacao production can affect the flavour of a bar.’

Thanks to subsidy from UCL Women, a £5 ticket will allow you to try both chocolates, and wine if you would like it.

Space is very limited, so register as soon as you can!

We look forward to seeing you there!