Future Events

All of our events are currently on zoom. More information can be found below.

 

Friday 21 August 2020

Theme: Shut-up-and-write session

Time: 13:30-15:30

We hold monthly shut-up-and-write sessions. In these sessions we use the pomodoro technique with four working blocks (25 minute work blocks and 5 minutes break/chat to the group). Read more about the shut-up-and-write sessions here.

Friday 04 September 2020

Theme: Joint Met Office event.

Carol Rosati OBE:Β an outside perspective from an ED&I professional on diversity in science

Time: 15:00-16:00

Carol Rosati is currently working on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy at the Met Office. Carol is an experienced talent and people coach, specialised in understanding diversity and has championed women in senior leadership for over a decade since founding the women’s board network Inspire in 2008. Carol is Vice Chair for UN Women UK, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours List for Services to Women In Business, was included in the Global Top 50 D&I professionals list in 2016 and 2017 and in 100 Women to Watch: The Female FTSE Board Report 2017.

Friday 18 September 2020

Theme: Shut-up-and-write session

Time: 13:30-15:30

We hold monthly shut-up-and-write sessions. In these sessions we use the pomodoro technique with four working blocks (25 minute work blocks and 5 minutes break/chat to the group). Read more about the shut-up-and-write sessions here.

Friday 02 October 2020

Theme: Joint Met Office event (panel discussion)

Being a good ally: How to be proactive and use your privilege for good

Time: 15:00-16:00

The Women in Climate network leads will be joined by BAME Met Office network founder Misha Khan and the founder of the LGBT+ PRISM-Exeter network, Claire Davies. Being a good ally requires taking the time to self-educate about discrimination in society and understanding your own privilege. However, it’s also important to create spaces where we can discuss how best we can help work towards a fairer society in an empathetic and productive way. We will coordinate a discussion about what we can do to help equality, diversity and inclusion in our work and personal lives.

Friday 16 Octoberber 2020

Theme: Shut-up-and-write session

Time: 13:30-15:30

We hold monthly shut-up-and-write sessions. In these sessions we use the pomodoro technique with four working blocks (25 minute work blocks and 5 minutes break/chat to the group). Read more about the shut-up-and-write sessions here.

Friday 06 November 2020

Theme: Diversity in Science Communication

Time: 15:00-16:30

Often when climate science is discussed in the media, men are quoted much more often than women, and there are few women regularly quoted in UK media about climate change. This reinforces the impression to the public that climate scientists are largely middle class, white men. It is important in general to increase diversity in science, but it would also be great to make our media representation more diverse, which will help prevent reinforcement of the lack of diversity. What barriers do we face in this? Do women have more barriers in getting involved with the media? Some suggested barriers may include: adequate seniority to feel comfortable to talk in public, confidence, time required for preparation, potential for attack on social media. Do we have lots of women in junior science communication roles and, if so, how can we make sure we capitalise on that and pull through this talent to ensure we get women featured by the media when science is discussed?

We will be joined for this discussion by Professor Peter Stott, an experience climate communicator at the University of Exeter and Met Office, and who is a champion for helping improve diversity in science communication, and Met Office climate communicator Ayesha Tandon, who graduated from the University of Exeter in 2019.

Friday 20 November 2020

Theme: Shut-up-and-write session

Time: 13:30-15:30

We hold monthly shut-up-and-write sessions. In these sessions we use the pomodoro technique with four working blocks (25 minute work blocks and 5 minutes break/chat to the group). Read more about the shut-up-and-write sessions here.