Celebrating 40 years of women at Queens': a conference on Monday 9th March 2020

Queens' College is delighted to be hosting this free conference to celebrate the past 40 years of Women at Queens'. The day will consist of talks and panel discussions in the Old Hall on a variety of topics and featuring many Queens’ Fellows and alumni. The first four sessions will be open to Queens’ students, Fellows and staff members only, with lunch provided. The final evening session is open to the public and will be followed by drinks in the OSCR. Attendees are welcome to come to as many sessions as they like.

Conference title: Changing Dynamics of Gender Equality

Those wishing to attend are strongly encouraged to register online by noon on Tuesday 3rd March:

Programme for the day

9.30-10.00 Coffee and registration

10.00 Welcome

10.15-11.30 Session 1: Challenging Gender Inequalities at Queens'

Panel discussion: Prof Marie Edmonds (Chair) with Esther Ademeno, Victoria Ayodeji, Revd Tim Harling, Dr James Kelly, Dr Charlotte Proudman and Dr Meg Tait.

11.30-1.00 Session 2: Feminism, Sexism and Cultural Change

Chair: Dr Charlotte Proudman and Dr Ioanna Sitaridou

Speakers: Dr Ella McPherson 'Feminism, the Public Sphere and College Life'; Prof Naomi Segal 'Pronouns'

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.15 Session 3: Closing the Gap, Improving Equality in STEM

Panel discussion: Prof Lisa Hall (Chair) with Ankita Anirban, Dr Andrew Gee, Carly Gilson, Rebekah Hinton, Dr Freya Jephcott, Dr Tamsin Spelman and Alice Wenban.

3.15-3.45 Coffee

3.45-5.15 Session 4: Women and Literature: Readings and Reflections about gender

Chair: Dr Ian Patterson

Speakers: Lucy Caldwell and Stephanie Merritt

5.30-6.30 Session 5: Public session: Dr Hannah Dawson in conversation with Olivia Laing

Followed by drinks in the OSCR