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Angela Saini.

The University of Chester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is hosting a talk by award winning science journalist, broadcaster and author Angela Saini. After finding that we’re still living with the legacy of an establishment that’s just beginning to recover from centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice, Angela will show how ground-breaking research is finally uncovering a fascinating new portrait of women’s brains, bodies, and role in human evolution.

Angela regularly presents science programmes for the BBC. Her writing has appeared in New Scientist, The Guardian, The Times, and Wired. Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, has received widespread critical acclaim, and was named the Physics World Book of the Year. The book – which, according to Physics World,  ‘takes a hard look at the bad science that has been used to diminish women’ - was also the subject of a crowdfunding campaign, which aimed to get it into all UK secondary state school libraries. The campaign was led by two female scientists, including Dr Jess Wade, who famously wrote 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed.
Angela Saini has a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her journalism has received accolades from both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association of British Science Writers.

Angela Lupton, the University’s Higher Education STEM Co-ordinator, said: “Each year, we celebrate International Women’s Day at Thornton, to mark women in science – and with the aim of inspiring, and engaging with, the next generation of female scientists. We are thrilled to be hosting Angela Saini and we are very much looking forward to hearing what she has to say. All are welcome – so please come along to this free event!”

‘What science got wrong about women’ takes place on Wednesday March 6 in the Backford Building at Thornton Science Park between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

To book a place please contact: Angela Lupton: a.lupton@chester.ac.uk

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