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Women in Science

Celebrating women in science

Featuring world-leading female academics from Swansea University and well known women from the world of entertainment including Cbeebies’ Grace Webb and former Blue Peter favourite Konnie Huq be inspired by women in science and learn about their amazing achievements and experiences in the fields of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

Live virtual events

Streamed live, these are virtual events which you will need to sign up to attend. Some have limited capacity so make sure you sign up in advance to bag yourself a space.

Saturday 24th October 2020

Konnie Huq drawing on whiteboard

Science, Scribbles and Stories with Konnie Huq

2:30pm   Ages 7-12
Get ready to meet Cookie – funny, science-obsessed and ready to take on the world!


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Deep sea diver

The Wonders of Seagrass

3:30pm   Ages 7+
Join Marine biologist Evie Furness for an underwater journey of discovery as she examines the wonders of seagrass, her fight for this rapidly disappearing ecosystem and Project Seagrass, the UK's first ever large-scale seagrass restoration project. 

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Sunday 25th October 2020

Woman leaning on motorbike

Grace's Garage

11:30am   Ages 7+
Join Cbeebies’ presenter, Grace Webb, as she shows families and younger audiences some of the machines she has in her garage through this virtual workshop!

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The word brand with lightbulb

The Science of Branding

12:00pm   Ages 12+
In this interactive session, Dr Sian Rees will draw on her research to examine the nature of brands and explore how they are, from a scientific perspective, physically and psychologically constructed. 

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cartoon of female scientist

Celebrating Women in Science - Soapbox Science

3:30pm  All ages
Following the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate Soapbox Science aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) and the science they do.

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Celebrating Women in Science - Panellists at the Women in Science session:

Dr Geertje van Keulen

Dr Geertje van Keulen

Panel facilitation
Swansea University, Institute of Life Science - Medical School
Biochemistry & Soapbox Science Swansea

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Kat Lacey

Kat Lacey

Swansea University, SPECIFIC - College of Engineering
Materials Engineering

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Dr Ximena Fernandez

Dr Ximena Fernandez

Swansea University, Department of Mathematics - College of Science
Mathematics & Physics

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Dr Ann Hunter 

Dr Ann Hunter 

Swansea University, National Mass Spectrometry Facility
Analytical Chemistry & Mass Spectrometry

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Dr Sara Rassner 

Dr Sara Rassner 

Aberystwyth University, IBERS
Environmental Science & Limnology 

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Professor Diane Kelly 

Professor Diane Kelly 

Swansea University, Institute of Life Science - Medical School
Microbiology & Biotechnology

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Dr Sophia Komninou

Dr Sophia Komninou

Swansea University, Department of Psychology - College of Human & Health Science; 
Psychology & Eating behaviour 

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Dr Emma Yhnell

Dr Emma Yhnell

Cardiff University, School of Biosciences
Neuroscience

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