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Women in Science: Panel Discussion



18:30 - 20:00


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Female botanists from the US Department of Agriculture, mid 20th century. (Smithsonian Institution Archives)

Panel discussion on improving the visibility of women in science, following a Wikipedia edit-a-thon held in the Royal Society's library.

Event details

Professor Uta Frith FRS will lead a distinguished panel of scientists, historians and others in a discussion about why female scientists are less prominent than male scientists, and what might be done to improve the situation. Representatives from Ada Lovelace Day and Wikimedia UK will give a short overview of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon held earlier in the day.

The event will be preceded by a drinks reception starting at 5.30pm.

Biographies of the speakers are available below. Recorded audio of the conversation will be available on this page after the event.

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This event is open to all and is free to attend. There are a limited number of places and registration is essential (please use the button at the top of this page).

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Schedule of talks

Discussion session

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Daria Cybulska, Wikimedia UK

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Professor David Attwell FRS, University College London, UK

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Discussion panel chair

Professor Uta Frith

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Professor Emily Holmes, University of Oxford

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Professor Essi Viding, University College London

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Georgina Ferry

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Professor Kate Jeffery, University College London, UK

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Keith Moore, Royal Society Centre for History of Science

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Professor Richard Holmes FBA

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Dr Susan Hawkins, Kingston University

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Suw Charman-Anderson

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Dr Sylvia McLain, University of Oxford

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Women in Science: Panel Discussion The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK