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Diversity in science


The Royal Society is committed to increasing diversity in STEM by seeking out participation from under-represented groups, in order to build and develop a world in which studying and working in science are open to all.

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Reports and publications

Read or download all our reports, publications and consultation responses.

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Parent Carer Scientist

These 25 case studies celebrate the diversity of approaches taken by scientists combining careers in STEM with caring responsibilities.

Athena Forum

We support and provide the secretariat for the Athena Forum, an independent and expert voice on issues of representation and career progression in higher education and research in STEM.

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Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee oversees the Royal Society’s diversity and inclusion strategy and related activities.

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Fellows working in this area

Professor Jeremy Sanders CBE FRS

Professor Jeremy Sanders is a chemist recognised for his innovative applications of NMR spectroscopy in organic and biological chemistry.

Professor Veronica van Heyningen

Professor Veronica van Heyningen is a geneticist who studies eye development and disease at University College London.

She is a champion of diversity and inclusion in STEM and current Chair of the Royal Society Diversity Committee.

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