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 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.
Previous lectures in this series
2018 - Experiments in Chemistry and Life
Dame Mary Archer DBE, Chair of the Science Museum Group
2017 - A journey from Physics to the Boardroom
Sinead Lynch, UK Country Chair, Royal Dutch Shell
2016 - Order, Disorder, Complex Fluids & Life
Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London