Exhibition: The Match Women’s Strike 1988

The Match Women’s Strike 1988:
Alison Marchant’s ‘Wall Paper History’ revisited
Tuesday 23 February – Saturday 7 May 2016

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

In 2016, to mark Women’s History Month, Alison Marchant and Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives will re-stage her 1988 exhibition, which includes original prints, etchings and collages inspired by archival imagery.

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International Women’s Day at the Royal Society

Celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring the history of women and science writing.

Portrait of Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1912) ©The Royal Society
Portrait of Caroline Lucretia Herschel

Join the Royal Society as they celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring the history of women writing about science.

How did early women scientists use writing in order to further their careers? In which ways were they limited by their gender? What influence did subject specialisation and limited access to education have on their careers?

Guided by host Helen Arney, historians Dr Patricia FaraDr Emily Winterburn and Dr Claire G. Jones explore the history of women publishing in journals, writing popular science and corresponding with the Royal Society.

This event will also include a viewing of the video short Where are the women? created as part of the Philosophical Transactions 350th anniversary and the unveiling of our newly acquired bust of Dr Lucie Green, created and gifted to the Society by sculptor Marcus Cornish.

 When: 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm on Tuesday 10 March 2015

Where: at The Royal Society, London

  • Free to attend, no registration required
  • Seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Doors open at 6pm

WOW – Women of the World festival

As the 8th of March, International Women’s day, approaching so are the WOW events.


WOW – Women of the World – is a global festival that celebrates the achievements of women and girls and also looks at the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their potential and contributing to the world. It looks at the most potent topics for women today across many fields including in politics, the arts, economics, fashion, science, health, sport, business and education. It presents the very best of recognised and emerging female talent, and has presented in the past Alice Walker, Annie Lennox, Sarah Brown, Julie Walters, Bianca Jagger, Liberia’s Minister of Agriculture Florence Chenoweth, Zainab Salbi, Angélique Kidjo, Eve Ensler and Sinéad O’Connor amongst many others.

WOW – started in 2011 and has continued to grow each year both in volume and variety of topics it raises.

The WOW weekend is for everybody and this year you can join the WOW event whether:

– in Cambridge, at Cambridge Junction the 8th of March

– in London, at the Southbank Centre from the 1st to 8th of March

Women of Distinction in Science and Medicine Inaugural Lecture

The Barts Cancer Institute is organizing distinguished guest lectures.


Picture3 Professor Karen Vousden, director of the Beatson  institute of Glasgow, will be speaking at Barts Cancer  Institute on how the protein p53 can contribute to  protecting cells from DNA damage, preventing cancer progression – and how we could restore p53 function in cancer therapy.


When: Friday 5th December 2014 at 16:00

Where: G02 – Joseph Rotblat Building, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

Contact: Paula Broome

Email: bci-ciadmin@qmul.ac.uk

More details for other distinguished guest lectures at Barts institute here.



2014 CaSE Annual Lecture by the NASA Chief Scientist, Dr Ellen Stofan

This November sees the 2014 CaSE Annual Lecture, given by the NASA Chief Scientist, Dr Ellen Stofan, and hosted by the Science Museum.


The event is free and open to the general public

When: 14th of November at 18.30

Where: Science Museum of London

In her lecture, entitled ‘NASA’s Journey to Mars’, Dr Stofan will provide an overview of the agency’s plans to develop a human exploration pathway to Mars, and highlights of other NASA science programs, including a human mission to an asteroid, and opportunities for international co-operation.

Registration is from 18:30 with the lecture beginning at 19:00. After the lecture, there will be a drinks reception amongst the exhibits of the Science Museum. The event will finish at around 21.30. You can register for the event here.

Please note, if the Annual Lecture sells out, priority will be given to CaSE members. To find out more about CaSE membership see here.

Kindly hosted by the Science Museum and sponsored by the Science & Technology Facilities Council, The Royal Astronomical Society, and University College London.