This Tuesday, the CSC launched an initiative to celebrate women in maths and computing. As a new branch of the existing Suffrage Science scheme, it will encourage women into science, and to reach senior leadership roles. The new branch recognises the increasing importance of mathematics and computing to the life sciences.
At the launch event, 12 women (above) received jewellery awards to celebrate their scientific achievements and ability to inspire others. Every two years, the award will be handed on to a new group of women, thereby extending the scheme’s reach.
A selection of photographs of the event are below, with more to follow.
Find out more about the scheme and each of the winning women here. Browse the scheme’s new website: http://www.suffragescience.org.
Nine of the twelve winning women outside the Mansion House at Bletchley Park. (L to R) Jane Hutton, Carron Shankland, Leslie Goldberg, Gwyneth Stallard, Muffy Calder, Wendy Hall, Sylvia Richardson, Celia Hoyles and Ann Blandford.
Science student Honor Pollard (left) mingles with computing awardees Carron Shankland (centre) and Muffy Calder at the launch event
Jewellery piece ‘Pattern of Thought’ designed by Veronika Fábián
Jewellery designer Emine Gulsal (left) photographs the bangle, ‘Mathematical Beauty’, on winner Gwyneth Stallard (right)
Communications awardee Celia Hoyles receives her award
Science broadcaster Vivienne Parry (left) with guest speaker Sue Black, an advocate for women in computing and pioneer of the “Saving Bletchley Park” campaign