Impostor Syndrome

On 18th June we organised a lunchtime discussion about the impostor syndrome, where we showed two videos and engaged in a discussion about ways to deal with it.
Video 1 – Janet Sheppard explains how many academics struggle with feelings of inadequacy, and offers different options to help overcome them.
Video 2 – Sally Le Page talks about her experience with the impostor syndrome and how it affected her PhD.


Video from our lunchtime discussion on 6th March to celebrate international women’s day. We screened Emma Watson’s speech in front of the UN and had a lively discussion about the #HeForShe campaign afterwards.

A Chemical Imbalance

A fantastic film and book, A Chemical Imbalance is a short documentary which celebrates female scientists and looks at why women are still so under-represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). Highlighting some of the challenges still faced by women, A Chemical Imbalance warns that unconscious bias is perhaps our next biggest obstacle, and that much more needs to be done to achieve parity between the sexes. Unhelpful perceptions, child-care demands and achieving critical mass are just some of the issues explored.

She++ documentary on girls in Computer Science

Interesting video on women studying and working in computer science—confronting stereotypes and challenges

What Most Schools Don’t Teach

Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools. Video by, starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi.

Why Do I Study Physics?

A science communication project at Brown University Department of Physics; NYC ACM SIGGRAPH MetroCAF 2013 Jury Award; 10th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival

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