Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Opening Doors Conference - An interdisciplinary conference on gender in education

Presented by the IOP and GEO, this conference aims to bring together practitioners and academics to discuss the important issue of gender and education.  As you may be aware, the Institute has done a lot of work on gender issues in STEM subjects. The factors determining student choices are connected to much broader issues and our most recent project Opening Doors, funded by the GEO, had no such subject emphasis and instead focussed on whole school culture. The conference will be chaired by Dame Barbara Stocking and will launch the findings of our project. This will be followed by reviews of current research in the fields of social science, neuroscience and psychology from Professor Louise Archer, Dr Stephanie Burnett Heyes and Dr Gijsbert Stoet and an afternoon panel discussion.

Date: 20th October 10am - 4pm
Location: 8 Northumberland Ave, London, WC2N 5BY
Cost: £60

Delegates at the conference will represent a range of learned associations, academics, educators and policy makers. We would like to invite you and your colleagues to join us at the conference. Those interested in attending the event should visit for more details and registration

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