Our celebratory event took place on Wednesday 13th March at Central School of Speech & Drama in London, and featured invited guests to take part in a panel discussion. Panel members include Head of Science in a secondary school, Karen Fields, software engineer and current student at Cambridge University, Sarah Gibson, and PhD graduate in Physics Dr Karl Rutlidge as well as some of our young GI members.
In addition other members are the panel are:
Stand up comedian Rosie Wilby. Rosie claims “Surprisingly, given that I am now a stand up comedian, I do have a degree in Electronic Engineering and was an A grade student in Physics and Maths at A Level. Although I’ve taken a different turn in life, I have brought science into some of my comedy shows such as Science Of Sex and I Am Nesia (about memory). I do wish science had been presented in more inventive and funky ways when I was at school.”
Graduate student Eval Gills–Buck, who is currently studying her Masters degree in history and philosophy of Science at Cambridge University. Eva did her undergraduate degree in molecular biology and gender studies at Harvard, where she worked for four years in a neurobiology lab. She is planning to pursue a molecular biology PhD and MD in the US next year. Eva claims “Gender diversity in maths, sciences, and engineering is extremely important to me, and has been a focus of my academic and extracurricular activism work. I identify as a cis, lesbian woman and have experience with trans* activism at Harvard.”