Marking International Women’s Day with award winning author

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:16:00 BST

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health welcomed science journalist, broadcaster and author, Angela Saini, to talk about the themes discussed in her latest book ‘Inferior – How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story’ and their impact on women today.

The book questions gender stereotypes and was named the Physics World Book of the Year and voted runner-up in the Goodreads Choice Awards.

The event, organised for International Women’s Day, was attended by more than 350 people and was followed by three breakout sessions on resilience, sexual harassment in the workplace and personal impact.

Dr Hema Radhadkrishnan, Associate Dean for Social Responsibility said: “The talk from Angela Saini which discussed a wide range of issues from patriarchy in the planet of the Apes to the suffragette movement was truly inspirational. The level of participation, energy and excitement in the room was phenomenal.”