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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell: our speaker for International Women’s Day week 2016

During the week of International Woman’s Day, UCL Women hosts an annual lecture by a high-profile female scientist. Last year we launched the initiative with a talk from Elizabeth Blackburn. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our speaker will be Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered the first radio pulsar.

Launch of IYA 2009, Paris - Grygar, Bell Burnell cropped.jpg

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE, FRS, PRSE, FRAS. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.

The title of her talk is: “Women in STEM – at home and abroad”

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Reception in North Cloisters, Wilkinson Building, University College London, Gower Street. London WC1E 6BT at 17.15

Lecture in Darwin B40 Lecture Theatre at 18.00

The lecture is free but seats are limited: book now to avoid disappointment!

We are indebted to the Provost of UCL, Michael Arthur, and to the Vice-Provost for Research, David Price, for financial support for this event.

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Event: Working with the Media

Communicating with the media is an essential skill for all scientists in this day and age. Please join us for an exciting event on 8 February to learn more about it!

This event is free but booking is required – register here.

Hope to see you there!

Media

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Wine-tasting event!

Wine

Back by popular demand! Relax, have fun and network at our wine-tasting event on Tuesday November 17th at 5:30 pm in the Wilkins Garden Room.

Kathy Burk, UCL Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary History and author of Is This Bottle Corked? The Secret Life of Wine, will present the wine tasting.  She has assembled a lovely array of fine wines from Spain, France, Argentina, England, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. One common trait links them together: the winemakers are all women. A variety of delicious nibbles will be provided to complement the drinks.

Partners and friends are welcome!

Tickets are limited (£25 – because there will be lots of excellent wine!) – get yours here.

Hope to see you there!

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23 October: Bring-Your-Own-Lunch Meeting – featuring Sarah Bell

It’s a new academic year, and it’s time to get networking! Meet other stimulating and friendly colleagues at our next bring-your-own lunch meeting. Join us on 23 October for an informal talk by Dr Sarah Bell from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.

We’ll meet from 12.30 to 2 PM. Please come to room 305 of the hospitable Department of Psychology: 26 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AP (the same place as usual).

How to get there

Go to the seminar room on the 3rd floor. You can buy drinks and sandwiches at the Café next door to the seminar room, or bring your own! Step-free access is available immediately to the right of the main entrance.

Speaker

To carry on in our series “Who am I – what am I doing?”, our inspiring speaker is Sarah Bell. She’ll be telling us about herself, her career, and her work on the UCL Engineering Exchange and how this is increasing the impact of her research and helping communities.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sarah’s biography

SarahBell

Sarah Bell is an environmental engineer whose research relates to the sustainability of urban water systems. She is interested policy and social aspects of sustainability, and how they relate to new technologies and infrastructure. Her work addresses water efficiency, water recycling, green infrastructure and options for new water resources. Her ongoing research investigates how to engage communities in infrastructure design to meet needs for food, water and energy. She started her engineering career at an aluminium smelter in Australia, after studying environmental engineering and chemistry. Concerns about carbon emissions and the impact of the industry on climate change led her to a PhD in Sustainability and Technology Policy at Murdoch University. Her PhD research and early academic career focussed on sustainable agriculture and land management. Since joining UCL in 2005 she has returned to engineering and has led projects including the UCLoo Festival of alternative sanitation, and London 2062 which addressed the future of London. She has received awards for her teaching on the MSc Environmental Systems Engineering (RAEng Excellence in Teaching) and the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Provost’s Teaching Awards – team teaching). In 2015 she was a British Science Association Media Fellow, covering science, engineering and the environment for Londonist. She is currently director of the UCL Engineering Exchange, which aims to improve engagement between local communities and engineering research.

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UCL Women speed dating event!

Ever wish you could increase your network at UCL, but you just don’t have the time? Then this event is for you.

On Thursday June 25th from 5:30pm in the Haldane Room, we’ll be hosting a fun speed dating event, where you can make useful connections and friends. It promises to be a hectic whirlwind as you meet lots of other UCL Women – but don’t worry, you’ll have a glass of wine in your hand to make it easier!

Tickets are £5 – see you there!

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The UCL Women Walk returns!

Walk

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get some fresh air – while networking at the same time! Please join us on Saturday June 6th for a 6.2 mile walk with fabulous views along The Ridgeway National Trail in Buckinghamshire. Following a route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers, the 87-mile-long Ridgeway passes through ancient landscapes, downland, secluded valleys and woodland.

We will meet at 10am at Wendover Station.

Bring a picnic! The pub is at the end!

Please RSVP to info[at]uclwomen.org so that we know who to expect and can exchange mobile numbers.

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Drop-in lunch in the Housman Room, 23 April

Please join us for an informal lunch at the UCL Housman Room on Thursday 23 April. We will be congregating between 12.00 and 1.30 – if you aren’t sure where we we are on the day, look for Sally Day and Helen Wilson, whose photos are on IRIS. Please remember that access to the staff room is for members only, but membership is cheap and easy to acquire – and very useful in general. See here for more information.

We look forward to catching up!

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CANCELLED: April BYO lunch meeting – featuring Hannah Fry

Our next bring-your-own lunch meeting, on 23 April, will feature a talk by Dr Hannah Fry from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.

We’ll meet from 12.30 to 2 PM.

How to get there

Please come to the coffee room on the 5rd floor of the hospitable Department of Psychology: 26 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AP (the same building as usual). You can buy drinks and sandwiches at the Café next door to the seminar room on the 3rd floor, or bring your own! Step-free access is available immediately to the right of the main entrance.

Speaker

To carry on in our series “Who am I – what am I doing?”, our inspiring speaker is Hannah Fry. She’ll be telling us about herself, her career, and her interdisciplinary work at the boundaries of maths and human behaviour.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hannah’s biography

Hannah Fry

Dr Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists & geographers to study the pattens in human behaviour – particularly in an urban setting. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.

Alongside her academic position, Hannah is currently an EPSRC public engagement fellow, taking the joy of maths into theatres, pubs and schools. Her first book “The Mathematics of Love” will be published by TED in February 2015. She also co-presents the BBC worldwide YouTube channel BritLabs (formerly Headsqueeze) and regularly appears on TV and radio in the UK.

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Drop-in lunch in the Housman Room, 13 February

Please join us for an informal lunch at the UCL Housman Room on Friday 13 February. We will be congregating between 12.00 and 1.30 – if you aren’t sure where we we are on the day, look for Uta Frith, Kate Jeffery and Jenny Rohn, whose photos are on IRIS. Please remember that access to the staff room is for members only, but membership is cheap and easy to acquire – and very useful in general. See here for more information.

We look forward to catching up!

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International Women’s Day with Elizabeth Blackburn

UCL Women are delighted to invite you to a lecture by

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn

University of California, San Francisco
Nobel Prize 2009 in Physiology or Medicine

Telomeres – Telling Tails

followed by a discussion about a Life in Science with

Vivienne Parry OBE

on 10 March 2015 from 5.30 to 7.00 PM in Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1.

Please join us after at the reception in the North Cloisters 7.00-8.00pm
All welcome, but please secure your place via Eventbrite.

Poster advertising ElizabethBlackburn

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