Thursday 5 March

Medical Women in History Seminar: 'Pioneers and Activists: Inspiring medical women, 1879-1948'   

Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm 
Venue: George Davies Centre, Room 0.31

Speaker: Sophie Almond, University of Leicester
Talk with questions / discussions afterwards
In 1879, there were only fourteen women on the British medical register. Medical women fought prejudice and preconceptions to prove themselves as capable practitioners, with many becoming leaders in their respective fields. This event will provide insight into some of the inspiring women doctors who were active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and will trace the evolution of the position of women in medicine during this period.

Soapbox Speakers 

Time: 1.00pm-4.00pm 
Venue: Students Union

Soapbox speakers will feature women from around the University talking about who they are, what they do and the contribution they make to our University, whether this is as a captain of a sports team, president of a student society, part of professional services, a researcher or an academic! One woman, one box, 5 minutes, one huge contribution.

  • This event is open to staff and students.

Women's Only Gym

Time: 6.00pm-7.30pm 
Venue: Danielle Brown Sports Centre

An opportunity to train with like minded females in a separate gym facility with a female instructor. The trained instructor will be on hand to help you through any exercises and help build a programme suited to your needs. Simply turn up in suitable clothing and footwear.

  • This event is for students only