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Diversity in science

Overview

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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Ottoline Leyser

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.

Visit the Athena Forum website

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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

Read more about the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Fellows working in this area

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.

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