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In the Department

WISE Lifetime Achievement Award: Professor Dame Kay Davies CBE - Interview filmed by WORLDbytes volunteers for the WISE (Women in Science Technology & Engineering) 2014 Awards night, 13 November 2014

blogs & Podcasts

Women in Science articles on the blog

The Women in Science series provides talks from the support network OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) which aims to promote and encourage women in their scientific careers. The series provides information and resources, which may aid females in pursuing their careers. The series includes talks from a range of inspirational speakers with the overall goal to convince women out there that, although it may be challenging, it is possible for motivated women to succeed in science.

Athene Donald's Blog: Athene is a professor of physics at the University of Cambridge. She has an active interest in issues around women in science within the university (WiSETI) and outside (Athena Forum) and equality and diversity more generally; and a growing interest in education and science policy.

DiscovHer: The first online media showcasing women aking science happen. In particular this page introducing the #ChangeTheNumber study and the results of the international 'Women in Science' survey conducted by the L’Oréal Foundation.


Practical policies can combat gender inequalities
Nature, Vol 523, 2 July 2015

Why are fewer men than women applying to university?
The Telegraph,
11 July 2014

'Cloning' does not explain the lack of women at the top
The Guardian, 9 June 2014

How does she do it?
Faifhall lab blog,
University of Washington, USA

No George Osborne! Girls will not follow pretty role models into science
The Guardian,
28 May 2014

Securing money for research is hard for everyone – but then there's the sexism
The Guardian,
15 April 2014

Biology doesn't justify gender divide for toys
New Scientist,
31 March 2014

Girls soar in science, yet why still so few women in the lab?
The Guardian
, 15 March 2014

Women trail men in securing research council grants
Times Higher Education,13 March 2014

Redefining success may help women achieve potential
Times Higher Education, 6 March 2014

Women in academia: what does it take to reach the top?
The Guardian,
24 February 2014

Cambridge academics call for more women professors
BBC News, 20 February 2014

Stemming the leakage of women from academia: why do they leave?
The Merton Equality Conversation, 20 February 2014

MPs want more to be done to help women in science
Times Higher Education, 6 February 2014

This column will change your life: do you feel a fraud?
The Guardian, 9 November 2013

Women's career progression: three myths about departmental mindset
The Guardian, 26 April 2013

The 'star' academics are so often white and male
The Guardian, 22 April 2013

Lucky Jim — a male name is key to getting on in academia
The Times, 5 April 2013

University quotas to boost number of women academics would be wasted opportunity
The Telegraph, 30 January 2013

Set quotas to get more women academics
The Telegraph, 29 January 2013

The university professor is always white
The Guardian, 28 January 2013

We need a collective effort to help women stick with Stem
The Guardian, 23 January 2013

Do women academics really publish less than men?
The Guardian, 22 January 2013