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Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director of British Antarctic Survey is giving the Annual WiSETI (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative) Lecture at the 2018 Cambridge Science Festival. She will talk about her life and work as a woman in science, both the triumphs and the challenges. Booking is required for this FREE event.
Professor Dame Jane Francis’s talk ‘Going to the Ends of the Earth as a Woman in Science’ is on Wednesday 14th March at 5:30-6:30 in The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College.
Professor Francis is a geologist by training, specialising in the reconstruction of environments on Earth millions of years ago. Her research interests include ancient climates and fossil plants, particularly of the polar regions, the regions on Earth most sensitive to climate change. Her research has led to many scientific expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica.
Jane is currently the first woman Director of the British Antarctic Survey, and is involved in the organisation of the international Antarctic Treaty. She was awarded the Polar Medal in 2002 in recognition of her contribution to British polar research and in 2017 was made Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for her role in polar diplomacy.
WiSETI is a positive action initiative at the University of Cambridge that promotes and supports women from Undergraduate level to Professor, in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) subject areas. WiSETI was established in 1999 and aims to redress an under-representation of women in employment and career progression in these disciplines at the University of Cambridge.
You might also be interested in the other FREE events British Antarctic Survey are involved with at the Cambridge Science Festival – details can be found here:
Evening Talk: ‘Remote Sensing in Antarctica’
‘Antarctica Uncovered’ at British Antarctic Survey
‘Sounds of Space’ at Anglia Ruskin University