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International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 with the University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is proud to support our female students and staff and we’ll be celebrating the day with a range of activities.

The University of Brighton is holding a joint event with the University of Sussex – a conversation with award-winning science journalist and author Angela Saini. The talk will cover the history of International Women’s Day and the work that Angela has done to highlight the achievements of women in science despite the barriers. She will  give a talk highlighting the persisting inequalities in science, particularly around gender and race, as covered in her critically acclaimed books. Following Angela’s talk, there will be a student-led Q&A session at 1pm. Tickets are free and the talk is taking place on March 10th from 12 midday  to 2pm GMT.

Angela Saini

Angela Saini

Brighton Business School and the student Equality Society are also taking part with and are hosting a talk on the theme of Women during the time of Covid. With guest speaker Rosemary French OBE, there will also be student and academic staff speakers, and the chance for a Q&A. The talk will take place on March 8th will run from 2-4pm GMT on Teams.

Rosemary French OBE

Rosemary French OBE is a member of our school’s Advisory Board, Executive Director of the Gatwick Initiative and has been awarded and OBE for services to women.

Finally the Brighton and Sussex Medical School is hosting a webinar exploring how how gender may affect health outcomes for women in all of their diversity, from research to experiences of healthcare. The webinar will run from 1:30pm-2:30pm GMT on March 8th via Zoom.

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan

We wish everyone a wonderful International Women’s Day and hope our activities and events educate and inspire you.

Olivia Weatherill • March 5, 2021

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