Past events

Men's Self Defence (Level 1) Workshop

Personal safety is not just a women's issue, it affects men too. In fact, men are twice as likely to be a victim of a violent attack as women. Complementing out Women's Self Defence Workshops, this session offers men the opportunity to learn successful strategies to reduce the risk of becoming a potential victim. In the unlikely event of finding yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, this dynamic workshop will empower you to make a tactically informed and hopefully successful escape. Available to all male members of staff. Sign up here.

Bristol Pride Week 1 - 10 July 2016

Bristol Pride Week is taking place from 1-10th July, with a programme of events planned leading up to Pride Day Festival on Saturday 9th July. You can view the Pride Day programme of events here.

The University of Bristol and the Students' Union are supporters of the event, and the Wills Memorial Building will be illuminated in rainbow colours for the duration of Bristol Pride 2016

For more information about the LGBT+ community at the University of Bristol, please visit the LGBT+ Staff webpages, or Student union LGBT+ Society.

Soapbox Science 2016

On 16th July 2016, female scientists take to the streets and share their science from a soapbox! The event is taking place in Bristol's Broadmead shopping area, and the full list of speakers has now been announced.

View the programme: Soapbox science 2016 (PDF, 507kB) and see the Soapbox Science website for further details. We hope to see as many of you there as possible to support ORDS' Catherine Back and Susan Hooper. Congratulations to both on being selected to speak. 

What's Soapbox Science?

Take a look at our video

For general enquires please contact:

School contact: Lindsay Dutton:

Staff Coffee Social Monday 16 May 2016

Harry Webb Room, Chapter House

Drop in any time on Monday 16 May from 11.30 to 13.30, for a coffee and a chat with friends and colleagues, at this informal social gathering.

Read the news story of our January coffee social here and learn more about the School's Athena SWAN application.

For more info please contact:

Working Parents' Network Coffee Catch-up, Tuesday 22 March 

Come along to the Quiet Room in the Brambles from 11 am until midday on Tuesday 22 March for an informal catch-up and coffee with the Working Parents' Network. You don’t need to be a member of the network to come along. Please contact Christina Harris if you have any dietary or support requirements, or if you would like to join the Working Parents' Network email list. This event contributes to PositiveWorking@Bristol.

International Women's day

Bristol Women's Voice have created a programme of events ‚Äčas part of Bristol's International Women's Day celebrations which will take place at M-Shed on Saturday 12 March

L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Programme

The L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK and Ireland Fellowships Programme for 2016 is now open for applications. They will be awarding five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a fellowship of £15,000.

The fellowships are open to female postdoctoral researchers working in the field of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences who may be interested in applying and encourage as many applicants as possible to apply online at by the deadline 11 March 2016.

This unique award is designed to provide practical help to aid female post-doctoral in continuing their cutting-edge research. The fellowship can be spent as the fellow wishes; it could buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs or be used to fund conference travel.

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