International Women's Day 2016

A series of events are being held across Aberystwyth University in the week leading up to and following on from International Women's Day on Tuesday 8th March.

Please note no pre-booking is required unless otherwise stated.

 Date / Time


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Saturday 5 March

 14.00 - 19.00

Women’s Equality Network presents ‘Women and care: Empowering women in Wales’

14.00 - Screening of the film Suffragette
16.00 - Discussion of Suffragette with Professor Angela V. John
17.00 -  Talk - Beti George – The Life of a Dementia Carer

All Welcome - Book your free tickets

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais Campus

Women's Equality Network - Melissa Wood

Monday 7 March
14.00 - 15.30

Start the week with a gentle Hatha Yoga session followed by a Yoga Nidra relaxation.
Please wear stretchy clothes, bring a yoga mat or blanket and another blanket to stay warm during the relaxation.

All Welcome

Cwrt Mawr Hub, Penglais Campus

Sarah McKenna is a trained British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher, a BWY Yoga Nidra teacher and is also a BWY teacher of Yoga to People Living with Cancer.  She has been a teacher of yoga for 13 years.
14.00 - 16.00

IMPACS Poster Display ‘Our STEM heroines’

Opening reception with tea and cake 14.00 - 16.00

On display until 17.00 on Friday 11 March

All welcome

Foyer, Physical Sciences Building, Penglais Campus

Insitute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (IMPACS) - Lynda Thomas
14.00 - 16.00

Hierarchical Work Relationships, Career Development and Gender Equality’-Presentation by Jo Hopkins Home Office Wales

Aberystwyth University Students and Staff

Room 1.64, P5 Building, Penglais Campus

Department of Psychology - Martine Robson

18.00 - Complimentary refreshments

18.30 - Public Lecture

Public Lecture - 'A Life in Fresh Water' - Kathleen Carpenter (1891-1970), a pioneering freshwater ecologist at Aberystwyth University
Keynote Speaker: Dr Catherine Duigan

All welcome

18.00 - Think Tank, Llandinam Building

18.30 - A6, Llandinam Building

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
Dr Sarah Davies
18.00 - 20.00

Aberration presents ‘Beyond the binary: All the genders we are’

All welcome

Executive Boardroom,Visualisation Centre, Penglais Campus

Ruth Fowler

Tuesday 8 March - International Women's Day

09.00 - 20.00

The History of Women at Aberystwyth University - Display in Old College

All welcome

The Quad, Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth

Development and Alumni Relations - Dr Eva DeVisscher

10.00 - 11.00

National Assembly for Wales present ‘Women in Wales 2016 – Vote for your future’ - a workshop that will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the forthcoming election and understand exactly what it is you will be voting for.

All welcome Executive Boardroom, Visualisation Centre, Penglais Campus

National Assembly for Wales - Caryl Mai Hughes

Aberystwyth University - Ruth Fowler

10.30 - 15.00 Celebrate International Women’s Day -  Talks, Discussion group, Workshop, Lunch and Refreshments All welcome

Neuadd Goffa, Penparcau, Aberystwyth

Centre for Widening Participation, Equality and Social Inclusion - Debra Croft -

Naming ceremony of the Iris De Freitas Room, Hugh Owen Library

By Invitation Hugh Owen Library, Penglais

Information Services - Tim Davies

18.00 - 19.30

Department of International Politics roundtable discussion ‘Women and Conflict’ with refreshments donated by Brynamlwg

All welcome Main Hall, International Politics Building, Penglais Campus

Department of International Politics - Dr Jenny Mathers

Wednesday 9 March

13.10 - 14.00

Dr Sarah Riley presents ‘It’s not about men anymore: A lecture and discussion on thinking about female identity and body image in postfeminist culture’

All welcome 0.33, IBERS Building, Penglais Campus Department of Psychology - Dr Sarah Riley

Welsh Taster Session for Ladies - Learn a little everyday Welsh Vocabulary

All welcome Theatre Bar, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Welsh for Adults - Jaci Taylor
Thursday 10 March
16.00 - 18.00

Aberystwyth Young Women’s Group – Quick Fire Questions Event

Invitation only Centre for Widening Participation, Equality and Social Inclusion - Debra Croft -
10.00 - 14.00

Step Forward ILLCA Creative and Cultural Careers Event- Guest speakers include Sarah Taylor, Medwen Roberts and Lauren Thomas

Aberystwyth University Students Round Studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais Campus Careers Service - Joanne Hiatt

Throughout the week:


7 -11 March

IBERS showcase  - photos, profiles and quotes illustrating IBERS related activity involving women scientists.

All welcome IBERS Penglais and IBERS Gogerddan

IBERS - Please contact Dr Kerrie Farrar for more details

7-11 March

Aberystwyth Feminist Society will host a series of events titled ‘How does the World See Women’

All welcome Various

Aberystwyth Feminist Society

Please contact Charlotte Ryder for more information and visit the society's facebook group for updates.

5 -  11 March (12.00 midday)

Centre for Widening Participation, Equality and Social Inclusion Poster Competition

Aberystwyth University Students and Staff N/A

Centre for Widening Participation, Equality and Social Inclusion (CWPESI) - Dr Debra Croft - | @DebraCWPSI



Aberystwyth University Mauritius Branch Campus

14 March 2016 - 14.30 - 17.30
International Women's Day Workshop
In partnership with 'Women in Networking' and 'Accenture'

Aberystwyth University Mauritius Branch Campus
Royal Road B6, Quartier Militaire

Further information -  Rafal Leja