To celebrate National Science Week next month (11-19 August 2012), our upcoming topic will be Feminism and Science! I’ll be welcoming a host of interesting and clever feminists to the Cherchez la Femme stage and guess what? They’re all scientists! We’ll be meeting:
- Professor Rachel Webster – astrophysicist
- Dr Krystal Evans – biomedical scientist
- Dr Emma Burrows – neuroscientist
- Andy Hastings – toxicologist
And I can hardly wait. So bring along your curiosity and your most interesting questions about how the sciences might be gendered, what kind of scientific research especially affects women (and how), and anything else you always wanted to ask a real-life scientist about gender politics in their field.
We’ll start at 7pm in the lush surrounds of the Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood (cnr Smith St & Alexandra Pde), where the kitchen can furnish you with vegetarian/vegan-friendly delights, as well as more carnivorous offerings. There’s also a cosy fireplace and on this occasion a bunch of mouthy feminists – what more could you ask for?