03/06/2017: Our first series of talks that took place outside of Oxford occurred in Durham.
The list of speakers was as follows:
Anuradha Damale: 'The Timing Was Just Right: Why I Fell Back in Love with Science'
Anu is a finalist at St Mary's studying Physics. This summer she was a steward at the March for Science in London, she campaigns for Science Is Vital, and will be a representative at the International Conference for Women in Physics. She has undertaken a number of work placements in the field of science, including working at the Institute of Shock Physics at Imperial, and interning at NBC Universal in London as a development producer/writer for science themed shows. Anu hopes that she'll be studying science policy next year, and she is also involved in a wide variety of societies within college such as choir, charity, drama and arts.
Kate McIntosh: 'When the Political is Personal'
Kate is a second year studying History and Politics at St Cuthbert's. Kate is massively involved in politics within Durham - she is the Palatinate Politics Editor, the Durham Labour Women Chair, and founder of Durham Women in Politics. Kate was also an NUS delegate this year, and she is worried that in general she is slowly morphing into a student politics hack.
Rowena Soons & Georgia Gogarty: 'Vision not victim: how one picture changed the words female aspiration'
What do you want to be when you grow up? Too many girls all over the world have never been asked that question. Rowena and Georgia will be discussing Vision not Victim, a creative initiative that asks adolescent girls in crisis zones to explore their aspirations and visions for their future, often for the first time. These visions are captured in photographs, designed and directed by the girls themselves, and used to challenge stereotypes and spark conversations of social change in their communities. Vision not victim encourages all of us to change the way we think about all women to change the way we think about ourselves.