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 and Diversity Unit at Imperial. Visit their pages for more information about the lecture.

Previous lectures:

2019: Scientific leadership, Margaret Heffernan, CEO of three technology companies

2018: Experiments in chemistry and life, Dame Mary Archer, Chair of the Science Museum Group

2017: The Accidental Executive: A journey from Physics to the Boardroom, Sinead Lynch, UK Country Chair, Royal Dutch Shell

2016: Order, disorder, complex fluids and life, Professor Alice Gast, President, Imperial College London

Past speakers also include 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.

Watch all the recorded lectures from this series via the dedicated YouTube playlist