International Women's Day 2022


All events are open to the public except: [S] students only; [SS] staff and students only; [STA] staff only.

Film Screening: Picture A Scientist

Film screening starring the week of Monday 7 March
To be shown in various schools in College of SE during week of 7th March.

Wednesday 9 March:

  • Computing and Mathematical Sciences, 1.00pm Ken Edwards LT3
  • Engineering, 2.00pm Engineering LT2
  • Physics, 2.00pm Physics LTA

Friday 11 March

  • Chemistry, 3.00pm George Porter LTB

Leicester Wall of Women

Tuesday 8 March - Sunday 13 March: hosted digitally [SS]
Our award-winning Wall of Women is back – and this year, we’ve gone digital. After filling an entire wall of the Percy Gee Building Foyer with stories of inspirational and influential women in previous years, in 2022 we’re encouraging staff and students to nominate women at the University on our digital wall.

Our Wall of Women is now open for submissions

  • For further information, contact the EDI Team at
  • Open to staff and students

Loz Atkinson: The Edge of Forever

Exhibition: Until Sunday 27 March
This exhibition brings together key works from Loz’s ‘Imagined Nebula’ series, which began in 2015 as an outlet for Loz’s increasing interest in exploring the relationship that human beings have with the universe.

Loz Atkinson is a Leicester-based artist who has been working and exhibiting for more than 12 years. She works primarily in paint, installation and digital media. Loz describes her work as ‘concept-driven’, and she is often compelled to return to an idea repeatedly, developing thematically–grouped bodies of work over the course of several years.

Find out more about the exhibition and the artist

Department of Respiratory Sciences Dorothy Jones Lecture: “The Pneumococcal Social Networker"

Monday 28 March, 4.00pm - 5.00pm
This annual lecture is organised by the Department of Respiratory Sciences to honour Dr Dorothy Jones’ contribution to science under an Athena Swan initiative that aims to promote and highlight achievements of women in science.  Dorothy Jones was a distinguished microbiologist, who joined the University as a Research Biologist in 1965, before becoming a Senior Research Fellow in the Microbiology Department. She was an Honorary University Fellow from her retirement in 1995 until 2009.

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Thursday 3 March 2022

Monday 7 March 2022

Tuesday 8 March 2022

  • Women in Space: On the Ground and Heading for the Stars: 11.00am: Room 0.03, Space Park Leicester
  • 66 Days To Your Debut: 12.15pm - 1.15pm: Eventbrite
  • Women's Forum: 1.00pm - 2.00pm: Microsoft Teams [STA]
  • Women in Theresienstadt: A New History of Gender and the Holocaust: 5.30pm - 7.00pm: Eventbrite
  • Full Circle - An Evening with Esua Jane Goldsmith: 6.00pm - 8.30pm: Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Details of all Tuesday events

Wednesday 9 March 2022

  • Finding the Synergies: A Conversation with Leila Thomas FRSA, CEO of Urban Synergy: 5.30pm - 7.30pm: Brookfield campus, Lecture Theatre 2, University of Leicester
  • Learn more about Wednesdays event

Friday 11 March 2022

Saturday 12 March

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