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Women at Oxford - video interviews
This collection of video interviews celebrates women’s role at the University of Oxford. The videos explore the history of women’s education at the University, the impact of an Oxford education on women’s lives, and the challenges that remain. It was published to mark International Women’s Day 2012.
For more information about the history of women at Oxford, and famous women alumnae please see our Women at Oxford page.
Dr Lisa Walker
Senior Member of the Oxford University Women’s Boat Club, here she talks about the opportunities that Oxford offers for students and academics who wish to pursue sport alongside their study or research.
Dr Lisa Walker
Senior Member of the Oxford University Women’s Boat Club
Director of Alumni Office
Dr Sarah Thomas
Professional Development Officer
Dr Sally Mapstone
Dr Frances Lannon
Principal of Lady Margaret Hall
Dr Alice Prochaska
Principal of Somerville College
Professor Hermione Lee
President of Wolfson College
Professor Sunetra Gupta
Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology
Head of Widening Access at the University
Head of Widening Participation
Crossbench peer in the House of Lords and former Principal of St Anne’s College
Author and alumna of Somerville College
These videos were made by the Media Production Unit.
Athena SWAN Awards
The Athena Swan Charter supports good employment practices for women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). Going through the Athena SWAN application process gives universities and departments the space to reflect on, and celebrate, current organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in SET. Athena SWAN also offers a valuable framework for introducing cultural changes that create a better working environment for both men and women.
The University of Oxford has held a Bronze institutional award since 2006. There is a significant amount of activity on Athena SWAN amongst departments at Oxford: all MPLS and Medical Sciences departments support the initiative and intend to submit an application for an award by November 2013. To date, four departments have achieved a Silver award, three departments have achieved a Bronze Award, and a further five departments submitted an application in November 2012.