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Reporting racism at Cambridge

Tuesday 19 February | 12.00-1.00pm | 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Talking about racism can be difficult, and you might not always know how to report it. 

Come along to find out about attitudes around racism, case studies about reporting, as well as the Collegiate and University systems in place to support and investigate racial discrimination and harassment.

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Annual LGBT HM Lecture: Trans people: Flashback and backlash

Thursday 21 February | 5.30-6.30pm | University Centre, Hicks Room

Christine Burns MBE campaigned for a quarter of a century for the civil rights of transgender people and has been involved with the community for more than 40 years. 

She is the editor of the recently published book 'Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows' - a comprehensive account of the landmark events which shaped the transgender community over the last five decades.

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Finding your feet: returning to work after family leave

Thursday 28 February | 12.00-13.00pm | 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

Coming back into the workplace after a few months off is hard at the best of times, but combined with new caring responsibilities and sleep deprivation, it can feel like a huge step. 

In partnership with My Family Care, this session will signpost tools and tactics for getting back to work, building confidence and balancing career and family.

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2019 Annual International Women's Day Lecture: Unpacking the gendered consequences of Brexit

Wednesday 6 March | 12.00-1.00pm | University Centre, Hick's Room 

European led initiatives have undoubtedly changed the nature of equality policies in the Member States. Women in the UK have benefited greatly from membership of the EU/EEC; thus, looking at Brexit as a process provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the relationship, and patterns of influence, between European and national legislation. For this year's Lecture, we warmly welcome Roberta Guerrina, Professor of Politics at the University of Surrey and expert in EU gender politics and policies.

Professor Guerrina is interested in understanding the impact of gender (hierarchies) on key policy areas traditionally seen as gender neutral, such as Brexit, Security and Defence. Currently, she is working on the unintended gender consequences of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. She has published in the area of Brexit; Women, Peace & Security; work-life balance; Identity politics and the idea of Europe. She is also Jean Monnet Chair and co-founder of the UACES funded collaborative research network "Gendering EU Studies".

She co-authored one of the leading articles on the gendered impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU: "Walking in the Shadow of EU Law" (with Annick Masselot) and during this talk she will explore the gendered nature of the process of withdrawing from the European Union.

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LGBT+ Adoption Information Drop-in Event

Thursday 7 March | 4.30-7.30pm | Lincoln House, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge CB1 8DH

1 in 8 adoptions in England in 2018 were to same sex couples.

If you can offer a child or siblings a permanent loving home we would love to hear from you.

Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption is an adoption agency who support LGBT+ couples who wish to adopt. They support many same sex  couples who have adopted through us and already have children in place and have a happy new family.

During LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week this year we would like to celebrate same sex couple and are holding an information evening on the 7th March in our office in Cambridge for LGBT couples who would like to find out more about adopting. We have a local same sex couple who have adopted through us, who are coming to talk at the evening and answer questions that people may have.

Presentation at 5.30pm


Women: a success story

Sunday 10 March | 1.30pm | Cambridge Central Library, 3rd Floor, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD

A new documentary film - The film documents the great advances of the past 100 years and celebrates gains made in the struggle for equality in the West today. From across the generations, they share what they overcame and what’s changed. Interwoven with original archive footage, we learn of women in the cotton mills, life during the war, the 1984 miners’ strike; from outdoor loos, terry nappies, illegal abortions and pre-marital sex. Confronting contemporary myths and prejudices about women and men, 40 women give us a fresh perspective, suggesting we can be more courageous. This film encourages us to continue to find solutions to inequality together.

No need to book just turn up - Cash donations for the room hire are welcome

Doors open 1.15pm, film starts 1.30pm, local pub: Cash bar 3.30pm


Understanding Implicit Bias

Wednesday 13 March | 12.30-1.30pm | Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Implicit biases can impact on the decisions we make and how we interact with colleagues and students, but what can we do to mitigate them? 

This session builds on the Implicit Bias online module and will look at what practical steps can be taken to address implicit biases in the workplace. 

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16th Annual Disability Lecture - Mental health conditions are not synonymous with failure; a personal story by Poppy Jaman

Tuesday 21 March | 5.30pm | St John's College

The lecture is open to all, the venue is fully accessible to disabled people and the lecture will be captioned and a BSL interpreter will be present. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception to which all are welcome.   Parking is available on the Playing Fields Car Park and it may be able to arrange it onsite for blue badge holders on request.

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Equality and Diversity Essentials

Self-taught - Online course (Raven login required)

This module is open to all University staff and it introduces Equality & Diversity at the University.

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Understanding unconscious bias

Self-taught - Online course (Raven login required)

This module is open to all University staff and it introduces Unconscious Bias and the impact it can have

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Unconscious bias


  • Diversity resources from the Royal Society
  • Paper describing empirical test of an intervention to increase faculty gender diversity in STEM [JL Smith et al. 2015 BioScience 65 (11): 1084-1087].
  • University guidelines for the organisation of events and conferences