Women in Academic Science: Role Models of Success at Oxford

Women in Academic Science: Role Models of Success at Oxford.

6 November 2014

5.30 pm – 7.45 pm

Maths Institute Lecture Theatre 2

Cost: Free of charge, but registration required

Invitees: Current undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, lecturers, Fellows, early career women in science and interested alumni.

The Alumni Office and the Equality and Diversity Unit invite you to join us for an unmissable and important networking event in 4th week exploring how women can successfully navigate career paths in academic science.


Our star panel representing some of Oxford’s leading female scientists will discuss their experiences and share their advice. The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking. The event is funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund and supported by Mathematics Institute.


Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Sally Mapstone, will chair the panel which is comprised of:


Fran Ashcroft – Professor of Physiology Katherine Blundell – Professor of Astrophysics Sadie Creese – Professor of Cybersecurity Dame Frances Kirwan DBE – Professor of Mathematics Susan Lea – Professor of Chemical Pathology; Microbiology Kia Nobre – Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Irene Tracy -Professor of Anaesthetic Science


For any questions, please contact maya.evans@alumni.ox.ac.uk


Details on how to book can be found here:


Innovative Training Networks (ITN): Information and Proposal Writing Events

You may be interested to know that UKRO are putting together a training event for the forthcoming ITN round, which has an official deadline of 13 January (I imagine the Oxford internal deadline will be significantly earlier).

The workshop will be held in two locations, one in Manchester and one in London. Both events will provide participants with an in-depth overview of the ITN scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals.

Full details can be found here (UKRO subscription needed – you should really get one if you don’t already have one!) and the link to the registration page is here.

Information Event on Horizon 2020 ICT Calls

It’s short notice (this only came through to me on Friday evening) however some of you may be interested in an event taking place in London on Wednesday, which will be providing information on the ICT Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies topics. Of particular interest to us in Computer Science would be the ICT 28 topic of Cross-cutting ICT KETs.


If you do go along let me know as it would be great to hear your feedback from the event.

Dstl: Industry and academia engagement day

DstlRepresentatives from industry and academia are invited to an engagement day on 17 July in Winchester to help shape how the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) contracts for analysis in the future.

The Analysis Support Construct (ASC) project has been commissioned to deliver an agile and flexible commercial solution to address increased government demand for evidence-based decision-making.

Demand for studies requiring analysis, from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and across government, remains high and is expected to increase over the next few years. Dstl is looking to work with industry and academia to meet this current and future demand.

The ambition is to design a contract vehicle that can allow a broad supplier base to work in a flexible and responsive manner across a range of analysis programmes.

Areas will include policy and strategy, decision support, capability and investment support, operational support, and methods, models, tools and techniques.

This event aims to showcase current thinking and explore options for growing a community which has a shared understanding of the problems and domain knowledge and examine industries’ views on the chosen analysis taxonomy.

To register for the engagement day visit https://www.regonline.co.uk/ASCsupplierday

Horizon 2020 – Future & Emerging Technologies Workshop

The Knowledge Transfer Network, in conjunction with the UK FET NCP and UKRO (so many acronyms)  are putting on a FET workshop in London that I thought might be of interest to people in department.

The workshop will address:

  • The H2020 FET Open scheme and its context.
  • The new faster FET Open proposal and evaluation process.
  • Future outlook for evolution of the FET arena.

The event is completely free to attend. For more information and registration click here.