Celebrate International Women's Day with a guest talk from Professor Gina Rippon, hosted by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health.
About this event
Join the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) for our annual International Women's Day celebration event with guest speaker Professor Gina Rippon, author and neuroscientist.
Do you have a female brain or a male brain? Or are we asking the wrong question?
For centuries both neuroscience and behavioural science have been pursuing a Hunt the Difference agenda, trying to find ways of characterising the differences between the brains and behaviour of females and males.
But just how different are women and men? Can brain scientists tell the differences between what they describe as female and male brains? Are women and men really distinguished by their levels of empathy or their map-reading skills? This talk revisits these old questions and introduces answers that might surprise you.
Gina will be joined by Dr Ellen Poliakoff, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, FBMH, and Adele MacKinlay, Director of People and Organisational Development, UoM.
The talk will take place 1-2pm with the opportunity for questions and answers. There will then be optional networking taking place 2-3pm on the Ground Floor of University Place.
How can I watch the event?
The talk will take place in person, Lecture Theatre A, University Place or online, you will be sent further details including instructions on how to watch the event online a few days before it takes place.
How can I get involved?
This year's International Women's Day theme #BreakTheBias - are you in?
- Will you actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it?- Will you help break the bias?
Cross your arms to show solidarity - Strike the IWD 2022 pose and share your #BreakTheBias image, video, resources, presentation or articles on social media using #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias to encourage further people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world.
Why not tag @FBMH_SR in your photos on Twitter?
Who is the event for?
This special event is open to everyone.
Should you have any specific requirements, accessibility needs or other specific requests or queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.