Imperial Lates: Wonder Women

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Are you in a relationship with your computer? How do you nano-hack cancer? What’s it like at the top of Everest?

Discuss, debate, create and explore at our next Imperial Lates evening of discovery, to mark International Women’s Week. From cancer crushers to Everest conquerors and climate warriors to concert pianists, inspirational women everywhere are pushing the boundaries higher, further, faster and challenging what it means to be a women in the modern world.

What's on?

Join us anytime 6pm - 9pm to:

  • Imagine what Alexa might sound like in a feminist future. Get creative and playful with the Feminist Internet and re-imagine our online world.
  • Try robotic brain surgery in a jelly and nano-hacking cancer with a card game
  • Create a personalised Wonder Women screen print, scientific superhero top trumps and add to our mass environmental doodle – get your creative juices flowing!
  • Race your Hydrogen powered car and take a peek at the green energy of the future
  • Watch female entrepeneurs pitch to you and panel of experts and decide who wins a share of our prize money with the WE Innovate Final (register here)
  • Relax and have a drink with your friends at our bar.

Talks and Performances

More performances and talks to be added!

Science Meets Arts: my life as a...

  • 6.30pm - Doctor and concert pianist
  • 7.15pm - Poet and ecowarrior
  • 8pm - Artist and Environmental Scientist


Lunar by Keisha Thompson

6.45pm and 7.45pm

How does your father-daughter dynamic impact your female identity?Join writer and performance artist, Keisha Thompson, as she channels mathematical and scientific concepts to explore her relationship with her father. Using her loop pedal, she will share musical and poetic material from her debut book, Lunar

Spotlight talks

The Impossibles: A life in Science and Adventure.

Register seperately here: register here

Melanie Windridge is a physicist, speaker, writer… with a taste for adventure.
She has travelled the world, worked in fashion, gained a doctorate in fusion energy, made inventions for technology companies, appeared on TV, climbed mountains and written books. She works for Tokamak Energy, a fusion start-up working towards commercial fusion power. She has skied out across Arctic Svalbard to see the northern lights. She has climbed Everest to highlight the science that makes it safer.

Following Melanie’s journey from childhood to the present day, we find out how Melanie has built a career around her two passions of science and adventure, and how she has come to recognise that the common theme in the elements of her career is the notion of achieving the “impossible”.


Do I need to book any of the events in advance?

Most of our talks and workshops are drop in, first come first served.

There are two fantastic talks that we are ticketing for, in order to control numbers:

Impossibles: A life in Science and Adventure with Dr Melanie Windridge and her journey to Mount Everest - register here

WE Innovate Final, up and coming female entrepeneurs pitch their ideas to you and a panel of experts to win a share of the prize money - register here

Are there ID/minimum age/other requirements to enter the event?

No, we are free and open to everyone. However, please do keep in mind that this event is intended for adults - there is a paid bar and some of the content may not be suitable for children.

Is the event accessible?

All of the spaces are wheelchair accessible, as are the entrance and toilets. There are lifts to any activities on other levels.

If you have any specific needs, please don't hesitate to get in touch:

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


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


About Imperial Lates

Imperial Lates celebrate the latest in science and engineering at Imperial College London and beyond - bringing you together with world leading minds in their respective fields, who not only love what they do, but also love chatting about their work.

A perfect evening's entertainment for adults of all ages and backgrounds. Anyone with a curious mind is welcome to get hands on with our research, brought to life through live demonstrations, creative workshops, interactive experiments and inspiring talks.

Throw in a bar and some of the world's most extraordinary and pioneering scientists and engineers and you have the recipe for a free, fun and engaging night out in the heart of London.

Register to share your evening with the science and the people shaping our future!

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