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Equality Working Group (formerly Athena SWAN)

The Gurdon Institute supports Athena SWAN


A charter for women in science

The Athena SWAN charter, launched in June 2005, recognises and celebrates institutions' commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

Gurdon Institute commitment

The Institute has made a firm commitment to support the aims of the charter and established an internal committee (Daniel St Johnston, Julie Ahringer, Jon Pines, Emmanuelle Vire, Annabel Griffiths, Ann Cartwright, Diane Foster, Suzanne Campbell and Kevin Coutinho) to encourage participation and assess progress, prior to our application in April 2014.  That application was successful and we received our Bronze award in November 2014.


• Gurdon Institute Bronze Award application - April 2014

The Institute’s Athena SWAN committee has now evolved into our Equality Working Group.   Members are currently: Daniel St Johnston, Julie Ahringer, Jon Pines, Eugenia Piddini, Andy Bannister, Jill Temple, Fabian Braukmann, Alex Sossick, Ann Cartwright, Diane Foster, Suzanne Campbell, Claire O'Brien and Kevin Coutinho.  This group will work towards submitting an application for the Silver Athena SWAN award in October 2016.

We welcome comments and suggestions from all Institute members.  Please  click here to send an email. Anonymous comments can be left in the admin pigeonhole.