In conversation with …. Inspirational Women Series

In conversation with … is a series of free virtual talks by four different inspirational women, on a range of topics from Breast Cancer to Polar Expeditions to the Large Hadron Collider.

All the talks will last approximately one hour with a chance to ask questions at the end.

Joanna Franks – Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon

Thursday 15th April, 6.30pm


One in eight women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer. Most of us know someone touched by this disease. Early diagnosis directly relates to improved outcomes. In recent years there have been developments in every aspect of the multi-disciplinary care from assessment to treatment. Joanna who is a Club Member will talk about modern breast cancer care, when and how to access breast services including during COVID as well as answering your questions.

Vicky Booth – CEO of Inspiring Girls International

Monday 19th April, 6.30pm


Vicky Booth is the CEO of Inspiring Girls International, a charity which works in 22 countries across the world to raise the aspirations of young women by connecting them with female role models. She is also a trustee and founding member of The Parliament Project, which supports women who want to get involved in UK politics. Vicky will join us to discuss her own career journey, her experience working in the charity sector, and why it is so important to continue inspiring women and girls despite all the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Dr Tracey Berry – Senior Physics Lecturer at Royal Holloway University

Friday 23rd April, 3pm


An insightful session into the work and career path of physicist and Club Member Dr Tracey Berry. Tracey will talk about her research on the Large Hadron Collider, which accelerates particles and then collides with them at the highest energy in the world. The outcomes of the collisions are observed using the ATLAS detector, which is the world’s largest volume particle detector ever constructed. The entire ATLAS collaboration consists of around 5,000 scientists from over 37 countries with more than 169 universities and laboratories collaborating in this exciting research.

Dr Giulia Castellani – A Year in the Arctic: A Close-Up Look at the Biggest Ever Polar Expedition

Wednesday 28th April, 6.30pm


Since September 2019, a team of 600 researchers from 19 countries united in a common mission known as MOSAiC – the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate – whose mission was to chart conditions in the Arctic for one continuous year. Dr Giulia Castellani from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany will share this once in a lifetime experience of the biggest polar expedition ever made.

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