Students and staff are invited to this free event hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex which sees award-winning science journalist and author of ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong’ and ‘Superior: the Return of Race Science’ speaking to our staff and students. Book your place now.
About the event
For hundreds of years, Western science took women’s intellectual and physical inferiority as a given. But as we move beyond these false assumptions, are researchers still falling into traps when they think about sex and gender? Are they even at risk of creating new myths? Can we learn from the devastating history of both the science of sex differences and race science to build a smarter way of approaching human difference – one that doesn’t rely on stereotypes?
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Universities of Sussex and Brighton are jointly hosting Angela Saini, award-winning science journalist and author of ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong’ and ‘Superior: the Return of Race Science’. These two acclaimed books powerfully depict science inaccuracies about women and race respectively, and have captured the imaginations of many – with ‘Inferior’ now being available in every state school library in the UK thanks to a grassroots crowdfunding campaign.
The event starts at 12 noon and is open to all staff and students. There will be a student-led Q&A session at the end of Angela’s talk, from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.