Students, researchers, journalists and members of the public took part in a Women in Science Symposium at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Held as part of the College’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, the Symposium hosted a vibrant discussion around the importance of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and professions.
The proportion of girls and women in STEM subjects remains low in school, university and the workplace. The aim of the Symposium was to engage participants in the debate in order to develop research and intiatives that could improve the situation in practice. Ahead of the Symposium, Dame Barbara Stocking DBE, President of Murray Edwards College, contributed a Huffington Post blog on the issues.
To mark the College’s 60th anniversary and the College’s recent Women Today, Women Tomorrow research, Dame Barbara spoke to the Financial Times for their ‘At Work’ feature.