International Women’s Day

04 March 2013

International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day

Olympic weightlifter Natasha Perdue will be one of the speakers at Aberystwyth University on Friday 8th of March to mark International Women’s Day.

Swansea born Natasha represented Wales at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games and was a member of the British weightlifting team at London 2012.

She will join local sports women to talk about their experiences, sporting lifestyles and inspiration at a Women Talk Sports event in the University’s Sport Centre at 6.30pm.

The event forms part of a four day programme which runs from 6th to the 9th of March and has been co-ordinated by the University’s Psychology Department.

Starting with a discussion about women in politics at the Department of International Politics on Wednesday 6th March, the programme features a celebration of Aberystwyth University Women at the Hugh Owen Library and a timeline trail around the Penglais campus, highlighting key moments for women in science.

The programme closes with a science quiz (open to men and women) and hosted by the Department of Computer Science and the mid Wales branch of the BCS — The Chartered Institute for IT.

The programme also includes an International Women’s Day community event at the Boxing Club Hall Penparcau between 10am and 2.45pm on Friday 8th March.

Dr Rachel Horsley, the coordinator of the events and a lecturer in psychology, explains: “This is a way of celebrating the progress and achievements of women in a fun and enjoyable way. There is a healthy mixture of events taking place over the four days, with the majority of them taking place on Friday 8 March to coincide with the day itself. Take a look at our website for more information on each event to book your place.”

Full details of the programme is available online at http://bit.ly/XZZL3F.

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Contacts

Dr Rachel Horsley, Department of Psychology, Aberystwyth University, 01970 621919 / rrh10@aber.ac.uk

Esther Eckley, Communications and Public Affairs, Aberystwyth University, 01970 621571 / 07854 438090 / ese6@aber.ac.uk

Elinor Howells, Communications and Public Affairs, Aberystwyth University, 01970 628551 / 07807 077856 / elh45@aber.ac.uk