The title of our network recognises the difficulties facing women in science and academia. We hope to provide a supportive environment for discussing issues that impact us as scientists and as people.

We have monthly meetings on the first Friday of every month in the Laver common room (level 8) at 4:30pm. At each event there will be free drinks (wine and non-alcoholic options) and snacks.

Each event will have a theme to centre discussion on, typically issues relating to early career researchers. Graduate students, post-docs, lecturers and professors are all welcome.

Women in Climate is a bottom up initiative to support and encourage the retention of women in climate science. Having said that, the themes for the meetings are topics that often impact people of all genders. We encourage participation from everyone. Read this blog by the doctoral college on why we started the network.

WiC is organised by a small committee. If you have any further questions please ask us.

Mathematical Climate (University of Exeter) – Dr. Penelope (Penny) Maher

Geographical Climate (formally University of Exeter and currently the Met Office) – Dr. Freya Garry

Water Systems science (University of Exeter) – Mayra (May) Rodriguez Bennadji

Left: Freya and Penny from our meeting on 18 January 2019. Right: May and Penny on International Women’s Day on 06 March 2020.