Tea and coffee from 18:00.
Ask anyone to name a female scientist and there's a good chance it will be Marie Curie. However there were many, many more successful women scientists whose names should also be remembered but who have been overlooked, or even erased from history. Was this a conspiracy to keep good women down?
This talk will explore the lengths that the science community has gone to in the past to keep good women scientists out of the limelight. Was this a deliberate attempt to perpetuate the myth that only men can do science? Have we moved on or are there practices in place to ensure that good women are still kept down? And why is it that successful scientists never wash their own socks?
Professor Averil Macdonald is Director of the STEM Engagement Centre at the University of Reading, chair of the IOP Physics Communicators Group and a member of Council.