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This year’s annual diversity conference will explore how inclusive environments can be created and maintained within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), in order to maximise innovation, creativity, and career progression for all.

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With the Royal Society’s strategic commitment to increase diversity in STEM, the need for inclusivity is all too evident.  The Society believes that it has a particular responsibility to ensure that diversity and inclusion are embedded across all of its activities and is part of the culture of the organisation.  Our annual diversity conference brings you organisations and individuals who are specialists in inclusive environments to give us the tips and tricks that we need to create and sustain our own inclusive environments.  They will guide us into a workshop on how you can create your own inclusive environment in order to build and develop a world in which studying and working in science are open to all.

Keynote speaker

Mr Andrew Parker, Director General of MI5

Motivational address

Bonnie Greer OBE, Chancellor of Kingston University is a distinguished writer and broadcaster, whose intellectual interests embrace the worlds of arts and science with equal fervour.

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This conference has now concluded.

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Find out more about Diversity at the Royal Society on our website.


Inclusive environments


A Government Representative delivers keynote address on inclusive environments followed by Q&A

Panel I


Panel II


Motivational address from Bonnie Greer