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Women in Science Photography Exhibition

Great Hall, London

25 Oct Women in Science Photography Exhibition 780x450

Stories and photos of women from the Centre for Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine at different stages of their lives and careers. Captured by photographer Fanny Beckman.

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About the Project:

Approximately 60% of bioscience postgraduate students in the UK are women. However, when looking at top positions within the field the statistics are completely reversed, with just 15% of professors identifying as women[1]. What are the reasons behind this drastic change and how can we tackle gender imbalance in science?

In this exhibition you will meet women scientists from the Centre for Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine at different stages of their lives and careers: PhD students at the beginning of their career, mothers balancing family life and a successful career, and professors touring around the world. They all have one thing in common: Fighting imposter syndrome and winning against daily challenges. Step into the world of their everyday job in photos and read their experiences and advice on how to combat prejudices in a male dominated world. Get inspired and take the leap yourself.

About the photographer:

Fanny Beckman is a photographer who uses art to raise awareness of social injustice. She has had numerous exhibitions highlighting subjects such as domestic abuse and mental health. She exhibited in the Swedish Parliament in November 2017, at the Brighton Dome in March 2019, and at Gallery Foto Nostrum in Barcelona in October 2019, as one of the winners of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award.

1. Women in academic STEM careers: A contribution from the Society of Biology to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, Sept 2013


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