Automation, Robotics and the Promise of an Easier Life

International Women’s Day Lecture by Prof Judy Wajcman

Date: 5.00-6.30 pm, Wednesday 2 March

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Street)


In this lecture Professor Judy Wajcman, Visiting Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, will examine the ways in which robotics embody the desire to save valuable time by enabling us to complete tasks ever faster and more efficiently. They are supposed to make our lives easier. Yet we hear constant laments that we are pressed for time, and that the pace of everyday life is accelerating. How do we explain this conundrum? And why is it that machines designed for today’s service economy often resemble gender stereotypes?

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L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship Awards for Women in Science 2016

The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships Programme for 2016 are now open for applications. Awards will be made to five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a fellowship of £15,000.  This award is designed to provide practical help to aid female post-doctoral researchers in continuing their cutting-edge research. The award is paid directly to the beneficiary and the fellowship can be spent as the fellow wishes; it could buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs or be used to fund conference travel.

The fellowships are open to female postdoctoral researchers working in the field of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences.   The deadline for applications is 11th March 2016.

More information and the online application form can be found here: