Celebrating International Women's Day 2020

The Faculty of Arts supports Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is ‘An equal world is an enabled world’. In our latest set of interviews, we’ve asked members of the Faculty about women who have inspired them and about what action they feel is required in academia and beyond to help forge a gender-equal world.

Professor Karla Pollmann, Dean of the Faculty of Arts

Professor Karla Pollmann, Dean of the Faculty of Arts


Professor Richard Pettigrew, Professor of Philosophy

Professor Richard Pettigrew, Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts

Jane Kinney, Senior Executive Assistant, School of Humanities

Jane Kinney, SEA, School of Humanities

Dr Richard Cole, Executive Assistant and PA to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts

Dr Richard Cole, Faculty of Arts


Free events now open for bookings


Wednesday 4 March: The Book of Jo (Theatre performance)

When and where? 16:30 at the Wickham Theatre

What? The Book of Jo looks at what happens when life falls apart. How can we maintain hope when the worst happens? The show puts women's experiences front and centre, based on the story and research of philosopher Havi Carel and on Viv Gordon's own theatre making and arts activism.


Friday 6 March: The IGRCT Sir Jeremy Morse Public Lecture 2020: Translating the Classics (Professor Emily Wilson) (Public lecture and book signing)

When and where? 17:30 at the Peel Lecture Theatre

What? Hear Professor Emily Wilson (University of Pennsylvania) discuss her experiences and goals in producing new translations of Graeco-Roman classical texts. Particular attention will be paid to her translation of the Odyssey and ongoing project of translating the Iliad. 


Monday 16 March: Women in Philosophy PGR Conference

When and where? 09:30-16:30 in Room 2.15, Senate House

What? Join the Women in Philosophy Society to celebrate the diversity of topics those identifying as women in philosophy are working on. This year's keynote speaker is Professor Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University) delivering a talk titled 'Passionate Speech: On The Uses and Abuses of Anger in Public Debate'.


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