All of our events are currently on Teams. Recently we have had a number of people reach out asking if we will be recording an upcoming session. We do not record any of our events. Our motivation for not recording our events is that we want to create an open forum for discussion without compromising how we express ourselves for fear of a recording being publicly available.
We also host regular shut-up-and write sessions. To find out more about the shut-up-and-write sessions continue reading here. To see our calendar for upcoming writing sessions see out shut-up-and-write calendar here.
Friday 05 February 2021
Theme: Book club – “All We Can Save”
For our February meeting we will have a book club where will be discussing All We can Save, described as a series of ‘Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.’ Grab a copy of the book and join us to discuss.
Friday 05 March 2021
Theme: Do we have a gender balance problem?
Inspired by MIT’s report on the status of women in science, we want to know what the data says about the gender balance at the University of Exeter and the Met Office, from junior to senior levels. Gender (and other diversity) statistics not only allow us to understand our present situation but also help us find ways to increase the representation of women and other underrepresented minorities at senior levels in our institutions.
March’s meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss gender balance and gain some insight into what the gender statistics tell us about our institutions. We will be joined by Dr Jenny Cook, data insight consultant on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Met Office. We will also be joined by representatives from the University, including the Provost, Professor Janice Kay.
Friday 09 April 2021
Theme: Women in science – a historical perspective
In the April meeting, we will be joined by Dr Kristen Walsh, a philosophy lecturer at the University of Exeter. We will explore the history of science and the contributions made by women in this field. More information soon.
Friday 07 May 2021
Theme: Women of the GSI & Met Office – Their Experiences
In the May meeting, we will be joined by Dr. Catherine Bradshaw and Dr. Karina Williams. Both Catherine and Karina are scientists at the Met Office and part time Lecturers within the GSI. They will share with us their career experiences and their perspectives on working for both the Met Office and University.