This annual lecture has been running since 2016 to mark International Women's Day, which celebrates women's achievements, raises awareness of gender bias and rallies the call to take action for equality. All are welcome to attend!

Past lectures: watch again

Professor Joy Burchell: The emerging role of sugars in cancer

Professor Joy Burchell

The emerging role of sugars in cancer

In 2021 DoLS was delighted to welcome Professor Joy Burchell from King’s College London to give its annual International Women's Day lecture. Watch the lecture again right here, as Professor Burchell reflects on the importance of role models, persevering when research doesn't produce the results you expect, experiences in academia and shares insights into her work on the emerging role of sugars in cancer. Find out more about Joy's lecture.

Professor Jane Saffell (University of London) to gives her talk: 'Out of every ditch a path: A neurobiologist's journey through research, teaching and leadership.'

Professor Jane Saffell

Out of every ditch a path: A neurobiologist's journey through research, teaching and leadership

For the annual International Women’s Day Lecture in 2020, Imperial's Department of Life Sciences (DoLS) welcomed Professor Jane Saffell (University of London) to give her talk: 'Out of every ditch a path: A neurobiologist's journey through research, teaching and leadership.'

The Department of Life Science's 2019 International Women's Day Lecture by PhD student Nadia Soliman explores the similarities and differences between leadership styles in the military and in academia.

Nadia Soliman

Myth-busting the military: What academia could learn

The Department of Life Science's 2019 International Women's Day Lecture by PhD student Nadia Soliman explores the similarities and differences between leadership styles in the military and in academia. Find out more about Nadia's talk.

For the annual International Women’s Day Lecture in 2018, DoLS welcomed Dr Nathalie Pettorelli to give her talk: 'Taking to Our Soapboxes to Tackle Inequality in Science.'

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli

Taking to Our Soapboxes to Tackle Inequality in Science

For the annual International Women’s Day Lecture in 2018, DoLS welcomed Dr Nathalie Pettorelli to give her talk: 'Taking to Our Soapboxes to Tackle Inequality in Science.' Find out more about Nathalie's talk.

Leyla Okhai gives her talk: 'One Size Does Not Fit All: How to make equality, diversity, inclusion and university life work together.'

Leyla Okhai

One Size Does Not Fit All: How to make equality, diversity, inclusion and university life work together

For the annual International Women’s Day Lecture in 2017, DoLS welcomed Leyla Okhai from Imperial's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre to give her talk: 'One Size Does Not Fit All: How to make equality, diversity, inclusion and university life work together.' Find out more about Leyla's talk.

The sweet things in life - Professor Anne Dell gives a talk exploring how the small chains of sugars called glycans help us to better understand biological recognition.

Professor Anne Dell

The sweet things in life (College login required)

For the annual International Women’s Day Lecture in 2016, Professor Anne Dell gives a talk exploring how the small chains of sugars called glycans, that act as “identity tags” on the surface of larger molecules, can help us to better understand biological recognition, and to answer many fascinating questions. Find out more about Anne's talk.