The Merton Equality Conversation
The introductory talk at the inaugural annual Merton Equality Conversation was given by Professor Dame Athene Donald FRS, on the topic 'Stemming the leakage of women from academia: why do they leave?' and was followed by a discussion with panel members from Merton College, including Professor Judy Armitage, Professor Jenny Payne, Dr Rhiannon Ash and Abigail Adams.
Dame Athene Donald FRS is Professor of Experimental Physics at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Robinson College. She is the University’s gender equality champion and Master-elect of Churchill College, Cambridge. Her acclaimed blog can be found at http://occamstypewriter.org/athenedonald/.
Suggested reading & listening
- Cambridge academics call for more women professors - BBC News
- Women in STEM still waiting for structural change - Times Higher Education
- Mary Beard: The Public Voice of Women - London Review of Books
- Athene Donald on BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific