Here it is, 2016! Probably slightly belated as we have been in it for 24 days, but I still can’t get my head around how ‘futuristic’ it sounds. I also realise every year I’m starting to sound more like my Mother saying those sort of things. It has been a whole month since my last entry and life has been relatively quiet in terms of large … Continue reading Bonjour 2016!
A little over two weeks ago on the 5th December, the STEMettes took over Imperial (well the Math’s department)! 200 girls of GCSE and A-level age, as well as 9 panellists, including myself, had an afternoon of networking and discussions based around the topic ‘Routes into STEM’. The aim of the day was to give the girls a glimpse into the exciting world of STEM and the … Continue reading STEMettes’ ‘Routes into STEM’
Friday was World Wildlife Conservation Day, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to dedicate a post solely to how you can make a difference to the conservation of elephants this Christmas! To start things off, have a watch of the precious video below. This is the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust‘s Christmas adoption video for 2015. If you are stuck on what to … Continue reading Christmas: A Time to Save Elephants
A couple of weeks ago on 18th November, I attended The Guardian’s Forward Women afternoon. The conference was for 18 to 21 year old girls and focussed on women in leadership. My expectations were high, not least because it was an event run by one of the country’s leading newspapers, but the line-up of speakers were very established in their fields. As you’ll find out whilst reading this post, expectations … Continue reading Review: The Guardian’s ‘Forward Women’ Conference
On 12th November I had the pleasure to attend the annual WISE (Women In Science and Engineering) Awards at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel. The awards are designed to celebrate female talent in science, technology and engineering, with the nominees ranging from school girls through to established professors and experts in various fields. The evening started with a vibrant drinks reception, where I was introduced to several … Continue reading WISE Awards 2015
After my sister and I had the pleasure of being treated to a lovely dinner by Professor Lord Robert Winston last week, I was inspired to blog about In Vitro Fertilisation and the background behind how I came to be through IVF! Monday 2nd November, Professor Winston took Fay and I to dinner at the House of Lords. He also took us on a fantastic and interesting tour of the Houses, where we also had a chance … Continue reading IVF and Robert Winston
This post is long overdue having graduated 2 weeks ago today! However, in between graduate job applications, networking and workshop events, running the Union and looking after 17,000 students, my feet have hardly touched the ground; I’m glad I’ve managed to squeeze in an hour to document Commemoration Day! For me especially, my graduation was rather unique as I didn’t just go up and skip across … Continue reading Imperial College Graduation 2015!
This morning was a very exciting one, as I met the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping! Imperial College hosted the President and his wife, First Lady Madame Peng Liyuan, alongside the Duke of York Prince Andrew, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord O’Neill, and several senior Chinese ministers as part of President Xi’s state visit to … Continue reading Chinese President visits Imperial
"Why is it bad to do things like a girl? I do things like a girl because I am a girl." — @LucindaJaneSA #GetFreeTourUK #HeForShe — HeForShe (@HeforShe) October 8, 2015 Last Thursday 8th October, I had the pleasure to welcome the HeForShe #GetFree UK Tour to Imperial! HeForShe is a huge gender equality campaign run by UN Women. As stated on their website HeForShe … Continue reading HeForShe #GetFree UK Tour
Last Thursday 8th October, I was fortunate enough to secure a ticket to listen to an exclusive talk by guest speaker Saba Douglas-Hamilton, at the Royal Geographical Society for Real Africa‘s 15th Anniversary event. Beautifully presented, ‘My Wild Life’ gave a glimpse into Saba’s childhood, her love of Africa, her filming career and her conservation efforts. She started her talk speaking about her rather unconventional childhood, growing … Continue reading ‘My Wild Life’ by Saba Douglas-Hamilton