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School of Computing Science Presents:

Professor Paul Walton:

Gender Equality in Science - Why is it Still So Slow?

Over nearly all scientific organisations, across every country and across time one finds that the progression of women in academia is significantly hindered when compared to men. Such a universal truth represents a enormous loss of talent, one that can ill be afforded. Recent years have seen some progress in understanding the principal factors behind this phenomenon and there has been some progress in new schemes which are designed to address the lack of women in senior scientific positions. These schemes have also met with some resistance which, in itself, has been revealing of the reasons why there is such a difference in the progression rates of men and women in science. This presentation discusses some of those resistances, why they arise, what can be done about out them, and what they reveal about gender (in)equality in universities.

This is an excellent opportunity to join this presentation and discussion about the slow progress in addressing gender inequality in science.

Paul Walton has received multiple awards, including: the Royal Society of Chemistry's Higher Education Teaching Award, the RSC's 2016 Joseph Chatt Award for outstanding multidisciplinary research, the IChemE's Global Award for energy research, and was runner up in the Royal Society's inaugural Athena Prize for gender equality work. He has also been the editor of Dalton Transactions (2004-2008), chair of Heads of Chemistry UK, chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Diversity Committee and is one the RSC's 175 Faces of Chemistry. Paul is an internationally-known advocate of equality in sciences and lectures widely on the subject.

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