The Athena Lecture
The annual Athena Lecture was established in 2001 by the Academic Opportunities Committee to celebrate the achievements of women in science, engineering, technology and medicine. It is given annually by a prominent female scientist.
It is coordinated by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre at Imperial. Visit their pages for more information about the lecture and for a full list of previous Athena speakers.
Past speakers also include Grazia Vittadini, CTO, Rolls-Royce, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of York and Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester.
Previous lectures in this series
2023 - Taking off to new horizons–how diversity propels aerospace
Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer, Rolls-Royce
2021 - Of passions, failures, bold decisions and alternative careers
Dr Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief, Nature, and Chief Editorial Advisor for Nature Research
2018 - Experiments in chemistry and life
Dame Mary Archer, Chair, Science Museum Group