Diversity in Chemistry: Different Paths to Success

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Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Lensfield Road

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CB2 1EW

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Diversity in science benefits the quality of research - so why don't we recruit and retain more scientists from under-represented groups?

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Following on from last year's enthusiastically-received "Celebrating Women in Chemistry" day, we're broadening this year's event to beyond gender. Our speakers will discuss how diversity benefits scientific research, explore the institutional and often unconscious barriers that currently block inclusion and diversity, and suggest practical reforms. All departmental members (including students and postdocs), alumni and their partners and colleagues are welcome to this event.

Morning session 10.00 (arrivals & coffee) - 12:30 Unilever Lecture Theatre

Introduction, speakers and panel discussion.

  • Melinda Duer, Professor of Biological and Biomedical Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  • Karen Salt, UK Research and Innovation Deputy Director - Culture and Environment
  • Mary Hockaday, Controller, BBC World Service English and diversity champion for the BBC News Group.
  • Fiona Hutton, Head of Scientific, Technical & Medical Open Access Publishing, Editor Experimental Results, Cambridge University Press
  • Matt Day, Head of Open Research Policy & Parnerships, Cambridge University Press
  • Rivka Isaacson, Alumna and Reader in Chemical Biology, King's College London
  • Emma Pewsey, Comment and Careers Editor, Chemistry Worlld

Lunch 12.30 - 13:15

Lunch will be provided, but space is limited so please register early to insure a place.

13.15 - 14.15

Interactive workshops on the following themes (choose one):

  • Careers experts from the Royal Society of Chemistry and University of Cambridge will advise on returning to work after a career break and answer your other questions
  • Neil Reavey, Co-Chair of Proud Science Alliance and active leader in Inclusion and Diversity at AstraZeneca, will discuss the causes of 'imposter syndrome' and offer practical suggestions on how to overcome it
  • Alumna Rivka Isaacson will explore changing attitudes to what constitutes science and breaking down the traditional barriers between science and the arts while Alina Loth will encourage us to use art as a way to communicate our science.

14.30 - 16.00 Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Our panel will answer questions submitted by the audience in a 'Question Time' session open to all alumni and members of the Department, including undergraduates, postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and academics.

16.00 Tea and networking opportunities

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking in the department is extremely limited. If you require a parking space or have mobility issues, please contact Diane Harris at dh473@cam.ac.uk.

I use hearing aids, is there is a hearing loop?

The Unilever and Wolfson Lecture Theatres have hearing induction loops.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Diane Harris (dh473@cam.ac.uk) and Rachel Gardner (rg580@cam.ac.uk) will be happy to answer any of your questions. If you have any questions on the day, contact Rachel on 07961 042 830.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we just need to know in advance how many guests to expect for planning purposes.

You can watch a brief video about last year's event below.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Lensfield Road

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United Kingdom

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