University celebrates International Women's Day

Staff and students take part in a full week of events to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.

Staff and students at the University of Leicester have enjoyed an action-packed week dedicated to celebrating women ahead of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March 2019.

Launched on Monday 4 March with a showcase of female talent in music, poetry, dance and theatre, the week has seen lectures, interactive workshops, film screenings, networking events and more.

Running throughout the week has been the Leicester Wall of Women, a wall dedicated to the inspirational women across the University.

Staff and students have been encouraged to nominate women at the University who have influenced or inspired them, with the wall already boasting nearly 700 plaques.

For International Women’s Day itself, we will present our finished Wall of Women at a reception for VIP guests and nominees. The event will be hosted by the University of Leicester’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Boyle, Professor Henrietta O’Connor, Head of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Professor Turi King, Women’s Forum Lead.

The University’s Attenborough Arts Centre will also be running a range of creative and arts events over the coming weekend, including comedy, crafts and a musical from the Edinburgh Fringe.