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Women In STEM Book Club: The Glass Universe

Monday, Jan 20 2020
19:00 - 20:00
Book Club
location: Lighthouse

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This book club aims to bring students and professionals of STEM subjects together, to discuss books related to women in STEM, to share views and experiences, to network and to help each other overcome the barriers in the male-dominated STEM environments. It is organised and moderated by Dr Athina Frantzana and her spreadtheword_project, and it is open to all genders. This year our discussions will take place once every two months.

In January’s meeting, we will discuss a book by Dava Sobel from 2016:

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

Grab a copy (10% from the bookshop) , have a read, join us for a cuppa and a good chat!

_ “With Sobel’s book, the history of the Harvard computers escapes no more. Knowing the stories of those determined women, who persevered under trying circumstances (including being saddled with the dismissive nickname “Pickering’s harem”) and succeeded in their quest for knowledge, inspires me in my day-to-day endeavors. The Harvard computers chose to pursue science no matter the cost, and in doing so they laid the groundwork for our current understanding of stellar evolution.” - Physics Today review) _

** Dr Athina Frantzana has been researching women’s representation and experiences in STEM for more than 5 years. She has organised and participated in a number of international and local conferences and events presenting her work. She works tirelessly towards achieving gender equality in STEM by raising awareness and sharing knowledge on women in STEM matters, through mentoring, researching, and various projects and outreach activities.



** Readers don’t have to buy the bookclub book from the shop, however we do rely on those book sales to be able to keep the event & refreshments free; to pay our booksellers for their time prepping & running book clubs and to keep the lights on. Please do NOT buy your books from am*z*on, if you cannot afford to buy the book then PLEASE support your local library.**

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