Diversity Session at the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is celebrating its centenary in 2022/23, and Dr. Gillian Butcher (IUPAP Vice President at Large) is organising a session on diversity. As part of the IUPAP celebrations, a centenary symposium is being held in Trieste, 11th-13th July 2022. The symposium is available to attend online (no registration […]

Women in Space: On the Ground and Heading for the Stars – Seminar by Sue Nelson

We are pleased to announce that the latest in our series of EDI Seminars will be presented by Sue Nelson in celebration of International Women’s Day and will take place in person at Space Park Leicester on Tuesday 8th March at 11.00 am.  Sue Nelson is a science journalist, broadcaster and author of Wally Funk’s […]

EDISeminar:  The 2020 Space Census

EDISeminar: The 2020 Space Census

The School’s first EDI seminar is on Monday April 26th, on The 2020 Space Census: Demographics of the UK Space Sector. Speakers: Heidi Thiemann and Joseph Dudley (Space Skills Alliance)Monday 26th April at 1600-1700 All staff and students of the School of Physics and Astronomy are invited to join this Teams meeting – details of […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2021 was celebrated on 8 March 2021 with a programme of online events. The wall of women returned to the University in virtual form. Over 900 plaques were written celebrating the contribution women make to the university. The wall will remain online for a year here, although new plaques currently cannot be […]

Launching ‘Black History Month’ Newsletters

Launching ‘Black History Month’ Newsletters

The Postgraduate Team have launched a new series of Black History Month newsletters for the School of Physics and Astronomy. Emma Thomas explains the inspirations behind this effort. The Black History Month Newsletters were first created to provide an accessible brief format where readers could start/continue their ongoing education of Black History and Science in […]

Celebrating Black History Month 2020

This October is Black History Month, and in recognition of this, a number of activities have been planned throughout the University and School, writes Emily Baldwin. These events celebrate both the achievements of Black people through history, as well as acknowledging the difficulties and racism that is prevalent in this history, and today.  In order […]

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