Cherchez la Femme: Feminism and Science
Melbourne’s monthly digest of current affairs and popular culture from a feminist perspective this month discusses science with guests Professor Rachel Webster (astrophysicist), Dr Krystal Evans (biomedical scientist), Dr Emma Burrows (neuroscientist) and Andy Hastings (toxicologist).
|When:||Tuesday, August 7 2012. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM|
|Where:||The Gasometer Hotel|
484 Smith Street, Collingwood, VIC, 3066
|What:||Talk / Lecture|
|Theme:||Human body and movement, Health and medical, Space and astronomy|
|Cost:||$10 full price, $5 unwaged (student, unemployed etc.)|
Created and hosted by Karen Pickering, Cherchez la Femme is Melbourne's monthly digest of current affairs and popular culture from a feminist perspective. Held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood, each event features new perspectives, guests and topics.
To celebrate National Science Week, the August edition of Cherchez la Femme has the topic Feminism and Science! Karen will be welcoming a host of interesting and clever feminists to the Cherchez la Femme stage and guess what? They're all scientists! We'll be meeting:
Professor Rachel Webster - astrophysicist
Dr Krystal Evans - biomedical scientist
Dr Emma Burrows - neuroscientist
Andy Hastings - toxicologist
We can hardly wait. So bring along your curiosity and your most interesting questions about how the sciences might be gendered, what kind of scientific research especially affects women (and how), and anything else you always wanted to ask a real-life scientist about gender politics in their field.
We'll start at 7pm in the lush surrounds of the Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood (cnr Smith St & Alexandra Pde), where the kitchen can furnish you with vegetarian/vegan-friendly delights, as well as more carnivorous offerings. There's also a cosy fireplace and on this occasion a bunch of mouthy feminists - what more could you ask for?
Event website: http://cherchezlafemmo.tumblr.com/
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