Brunel's Inaugural Athena SWAN Lecture 'A life in Science'.
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell will deliver Brunel University's first Athena SWAN lecture, entitled 'A Life in Science'. This is the first Athena SWAN lecture since the University gained its bronze Athena SWAN award in April 2012.
The Athena SWAN Charter evolved from work between the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN), to advance the representation of women in science, engineering and technology (SET). Brunel’s Athena SWAN action plan, endorsed by its Council, includes the introduction of an annual Athena SWAN Research Award scheme to support members of academic staff in the continuation of their research careers in addition to an annual lecture series.
Professor Rothwell, FRS, is President and Vice-Chancellor at The University of Manchester, Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and was recently appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester. She takes a strong and active interest in public communication of science and regularly gives talks and contributes to television, radio and press. In 2003 she won the prestigious Pfizer Research Prize, in 2004 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 2005 was honoured with a DBE.
The lecture will be held in the Eastern Gateway Building Auditorium here at Brunel and will start promptly at 11.30am. A light lunch will follow the lecture and the event is expected to end by approximately 1.00pm. To reserve your place please email [email protected]
or telephone 01895 266451. We would be grateful if you could also inform us of any special access or dietary requirements. Arrival instructions will be sent out prior to the event.