Invisible Soldiers: Military Nurses in Cinema and TV
Yvonne Tasker, Prof. of Film Studies and UEA Dean of Arts and Humanities
Thursday 6th December 2012
Yvonne Tasker, Prof. of Film Studies and ResNet Committee Member, was appointed to the UEA Executive Team as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in 2012. Her recent book ‘Soldiers' Stories: Military Women in Cinema and Television Since World War II' (Duke University Press) provided the basis for this talk, and Yvonne reflected on the politics of popular culture, gender, race and sexuality.
Moving beyond Athena SWAN Bronze: actions not words
Athene Donald, Prof of Experimental Physics and Gender Equality Champion, University of Cambridge
Wednesday 7th November 2012
Dame Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Gender Equality Champion at the University of Cambridge, spoke of the benefits of adopting the Athena SWAN charter principles and steps for enabling progression.
Athene Donald's talk [PDF Document, 397KB]
Diversity in science, research and academia: is there a place for everyone?
Thursday 18th October 2012
Diana Garnham spoke and led a discussion on the challenges of working across disciplines and her vision that the UK science and technology workforce will reflect the diversity of UK society by 2025.
Diana Garnham's talk [PDF Document, 1497KB]
A Mens' Club? Senior Leadership in Higher Education
Tom Ward PVC
Tuesday 10th July 2012
Tom Ward has worked at UEA for 20 years and leaves for Durham University in September 2012. He has been a Head of School for 5 years and is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic). He serves on the Executive Team and chairs the Equality and Diversity Committee.
In this talk he gave some non-expert reflections on gendered aspects of the academic career path.
Tom Ward's talk [PDF Document, 6230KB]
Tuesday 19th June 2012
Ever wondered about a career beyond the PhD and academia??? The members of the panel did! They took the plunge and created profitable and sustainable enterprises in Norfolk. Drs. Anne Hickley, Louise Humphries and Jane Pennington will share their journeys from PhD to Entrepreneur, and the inherent ups and downs along the way!
Dr. Anne Hickley has a PhD in Biology from University of Exeter and is owner of Penguin Transcription.
Dr. Louise Humphries has a PhD in Marketing & Management from Cranfield School of Management and is owner of Social Marketing East Ltd.
Dr. Jane Pennington has a PhD in Biochemistry from the Clinical Research Centre, Harrow and is the owner of Jane Pennington: Distinctive Jewellery Design.
ResNet Late Afternoon Social - Pimm's (or soft drink) and cakes
Tuesday 22nd May 2012
In the UEA School of Environmental Sciences, Coffee Room. Discussion topic - ideas for ResNet's 2012-2013 programme.
A Scientific Journey from Lab Bench to the Directors Chair
Prof. Jane Rogers
Tuesday 24th April 2012
Be inspired by Jane's exciting career journey from studying Physiology and Biochemistry at Southampton University, to developing the plans and subsequently establishing The Sanger Institute, then moving on to develop The Genome Analysis Centre in Norwich, to which Jane was appointed Director in 2008.
Piled Higher and Deeper
Thursday 22nd March 2012
The movie is a live-action adaptation of the popular comic strip by Jorge Cham, published in the Times Higher Education and online (www.phdcomics.com). It introduces audiences to the funny side of the unique culture of Academia and follows four graduate students (Cecilia, Mike, Tajel and the "Nameless Grad Student") as they struggle to find balance between research, teaching and their personal lives with humour and heart.
Connecting Girls Inspiring futures
Thursday 8th March 2012
To celebrate International Women's day ResNet collected and shared stories of what and who inspired the women of UEA and the NRP. This event will form the basis of a series of outreach materials encouraging girls to pursue higher education.
Tuesday 21st February 2012
This breakfast meeting gave an opportunity to informally network with women researchers across Norwich Research park. As we are keen to raise the profile of ResNet – one way to do this would be for ResNet to nominate a number of prominent women for honorary degrees at UEA. This was an opportunity for people to come along and suggest possible nominees as well as have some breakfast before work!
An interactive workshop exploring the concept of Conditions of Worth and why they matter
Friday 27th January 2012
Conditions of worth are defined as "conditions of acceptability and approval imposed by significant others which are met in order to gain positive regard, feel worthy, win esteem and avoid disapproval". This workshop gave individuals an opportunity to explore the concept of conditional worth, whilst giving them an insight into their own growth and development.