Events

All events are free although some have limited numbers and require advance booking [B].

All events are open to the public except: [S] students only; [W] for any individual who identifies as a woman; [O] outreach event, invitation only; [I] invited attendees only

You can also download a PDF of the programme.

Monday 4 March 2019

  • Leicester Wall of Women: 10.00am-4.00pm; Percy Gee Building 
  • Women in the Archive: Free creative writing session [B]: 10.00am-12.00pm; Basement of the David Wilson Library
  • Launch of International Women’s Day: 12.00pm-4.00pm; Centenary Square
  • Menopause Roadshow [B]: 12.00pm-1.00pm; Charles Wilson Building, Second Floor, Belvoir Park Annexe 
  • International Women’s Showcase [S]: 7.30pm-10.00pm; O2 Academy 
  • Details of all Monday events

Tuesday 5 March 2019

  • Leicester Wall of Women: 10.00am-4.00pm; Percy Gee Building 
  • Female Founders History Walk [B]: 1.00pm-2.30pm; Meet in the Library Foyer 
  • Yoga [W]: 1.30pm-2.30pm; Charles Wilson Building, Sports Hall 
  • Meet and Eat [S][W]: 5.30pm-7.00pm; Charles Wilson Building, First Floor, Graduate Kitchen
  • Details of all Tuesday events

Wednesday 6 March 2019

  • Launch into Gender and Justice [O]: Postponed
  • Leicester Wall of Women: 10.00am-4.00pm; Percy Gee Building 
  • Dorothy Jones Lecture: Professor Clare Lloyd, 'Every breath you take – regulating immunity in the lung': 12.00pm-1.00pm; Henry Wellcome Building, Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre
  • Soapbox Science: 2.00pm–5.00pm; Physics Building, First Floor, Common Room
  • Dr Patricia Lewis: Reflections on international security: 4.00pm-5.30pm; Charles Wilson Building, Second Floor, Belvoir City Lounge 
  • Let’s talk about sexual violence: Reflections on the use of art to challenge rape myths and next steps [B]: 5.00pm–6.00pm; Bennett Building, Lower Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 10
  • She Started It [B]: 5.00pm-7.45pm; Leicester Innovation Hub 
  • Leics Talk About… Defying the Odds [S]: 6.00pm-8.00pm; Percy Gee Building, Gee’s Diner 
  • Details of all Wednesday events

Thursday 7 March 2019

  • Know Your Numbers [B]: 9.30am-3.00pm; Occupational Health, 106 New Walk
  • 'People Like Me' STEM Taster Day [O]: 9.30am-2.45pm; Charles Wilson Building, Second Floor, Belvoir City Lounge
  • Leicester Wall of Women: 10.00am-4.00pm; Percy Gee Building 
  • WTISSF Engagement Project: 10.00am-4.00pm; Charles Wilson Building, Graduate Lounge
  • Women Leading with Purpose (WLP) launch [I]: 10.45am-12.00pm; Fielding Johnson Building, Council Suite. This event leads directly into...
  • In Conversation with Karen Cox [I]: 12.00pm-2.00pm; Fielding Johnson Building, Council Suite
  • Zumba [W]: 12.30pm-1.30pm; Charles Wilson Building, Sports Hall 
  • Female Founders History Walk [B]: 1.00pm-2.30pm; Meet in the Library Foyer 
  • Menopause Roadshow [B]: 1.00pm-2.00pm; Charles Wilson Building, Fourth Floor, Quorn Room (411)
  • Global Café: International Women’s Day [S]: 5.00pm-7.00pm; Charles Wilson Building, First Floor, Graduate Lounge 
  • SISTERHOOD [S]: 6.30pm-8.30pm; Charles Wilson Building, Second Floor, Belvoir City Lounge
  • Details of all Thursday events

Friday 8 March 2019

  • Leicester Wall of Women: 9.00am-12.00pm; Percy Gee Building
  • Prison Reform Now and Then: Celebrating the role of women in leading prison reform [B]: 9.30am-3.30pm; Leicester Innovation Hub 
  • Menopause Roadshow [B]: 12.00pm-1.00pm; Charles Wilson, Fourth Floor, Quorn Room (411)
  • Women, Brexit and the Law [B]: 12.00pm-1.30pm; Attenborough Building, Seminar Room 211 
  • Equality in STEM: Impact on student experience and job acquisition [B]: 12.00pm-2.00pm; Bennett Building, Lower Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 8 
  • Celebrating Leicester’s Inspirational Women [I]: 3.00pm-5.00pm; Fielding Johnson Building, Council Suite
  • Genetics IWD lecture: 'From flowers to phages; ecologically informed strategies to treating bacterial diseases': 3.00pm-4.00pm; George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 2
  • Details of all Friday events

Women-only workouts

Sport and Active Life have a variety of women-only sessions taking place on campus, all free and readily accessible to all female students at the University of Leicester.

Exhibition

Women in Archaeology and Ancient History: 4-8 March; Archaeology and Ancient History Building
The School of Archaeology and Ancient History are celebrating International Women's Day by spotlighting inspirational women in the fields of archaeology and ancient history in the foyer of the department. All are welcome to see how women connected to and from Leicester, past and present, are continuing to enrich our community through their work and legacy. Our main spotlight will be Dame Kathleen Kenyon, who completed excavations of Jewry Wall, Leicester (the largest free standing Roman wall in Britain) 80 years ago this year, and is seen as one of the most influential archaeologists of the 20th century. 

Attenborough Arts

There are IWD arts events and exhibitions across the weekend at Attenborough Arts.