Advancing gender equality:

Representation, progression and success for all.

Meetings and Events


Thursday 13th April 

Biosciences Athena SWAN SAT Meeting


226A Boardroom Wallace, Singleton Campus

Thursday 27th April

CoS Athena SWAN SAT Meeting


226A Boardroom Wallace, Singleton Campus


Last Friday of every month

3EI coffee group

Share ideas, successes and deliberations around improving equality and gender balance across all levels within the College


Wallace Landing (Science Central)

New College of Science Research Vessel named after inspirational historical figure

College of Science are proud to announce new Research Vessel Mary Anning

Mary Anning (1799-1847)

Following a naming competition, the new research vessel was suggested by Alicia Laing , 3rd year Biology student, after an inspirational historical figure.

Mary Anning was an early British female fossil collector and palaeontologistShe spent her life working in Lyme Regis. Her skill in locating and preparing fossils, as well as the richness of the Jurassic era marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis, resulted in her making a number of important finds. These included the skeleton of the first ichthyosaur to be recognised and the first two plesiosaur skeletons ever found, the first pterosaur skeleton found outside of Germany, and some important fossil fish. Her observations also played a key role in the discovery that coprolites, known as bezoar stones at the time.

 Anning's gender and social class prevented her from fully participating in the scientific community of early 19th century Britain, and she did not always receive full credit for her contributions. Despite this she became well known in geological circles in Britain and beyond, although she struggled financially for much of her life. After her death her enormous contribution to palaeontology was largely forgotten.

In 2010, 163 years after her death, the Royal Society named Anning as one of the top 10 British women to influence the history of science. Anning was also the basis of Terry Sullivan’s 1908 famous tongue twister ‘She sells seashells’.

 Coming Soon…

Success for Soapbox Science 2016

Soapbox Science 2016

Swansea will hosted their third Soapbox Science event on Saturday 10th September 2016 in Swansea City Centre. The event’s mission is to raise the profile, and challenge the public’s view, of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). 

A number of College of Science scientists took part in the event including:

Dr Ivonne Zavala, Swansea University “The Dark Side of the Universe"

Dr Alla Silkina (@AllaSilkina1), Swansea University “Nature’s secrets of algae for healthy life: cosmetic, pharma, food and feed applications” (Photo inset)


What's On:

Science events in Swansea

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

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Sound Familiar?

Fawcett Sounds Familiar?

Read the report:  Fawcett Sounds Familiar PDF

Talented Women for a successful Wales

Talented Women for a Successful Wales

A new report commissioned by Welsh Government and co-authored by Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott of Swansea University says that getting more women into science is “critical for the economic future of Wales”. Read the report here:  Talented Women for a successful wales