Inspirational Bristol Scientists

The Inspirational Bristol Scientists board celebrates the outstanding achievements in research, teaching and contributions to our community of 8 undergraduate and postgraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in STEM subjects. The students come from numerous different schools within the faculties of science and engineering.

The board was created by Lara Lalemi and Fred Manby in late 2019 to establish a prominent focal point for future generation role models. Its location in Chemistry, next to one of the busiest lecture theatres in the University, means that 1000s of students and staff see the board every week. 

 ‌Photo of the 2023 Inspirational Bristol scientists board relaunch.

The Inspirational Bristol Scientists board was initially launched in 2019. Following speeches by Lara Lalemi and PVC Nishan Canagarajah, the board was unveiled, featuring eight students who have made outstanding contributions to the University. 

The board’s relaunch was delayed until 2023 due to the SARS-CoV2 pandemic, this time the celebration was led by the Dean of Science, Jens Marklof.

Photo of the unveiling of the Inspirational Bristol scientists board in 2023.

Celebrants by year




Photo of Lara Lalemi and Fred Manby, creators of the Inspirational Bristol scientists board.
Photo of Lara Lalemi and Fred Manby, the creators of the Inspirational Bristol Scientists board.

Report and Support

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Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisory Service

The University has a network of trained volunteers who provide an informal advisory service to staff who feel they may be experiencing unacceptable behaviour, bullying or harassment at work. The Advisors help people accused of unacceptable behaviour as well as those who are unhappy with behaviour.

Contact us

Please note the School of Chemistry Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee meets six times a year. If you have any questions concerning EDI or anything you would like to raise with the committee please email

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