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Secret diary of an Athena SWAN lead (re-blogged)

Brick Walls: Diary of a SAGES Athena SWAN Lead by Hilary Geoghegan Posted on June 19, 2015by louisejones here:  http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/sages-advice-fieldwork-gender-careers/2015/06/19/brick-walls-diary-of-a-sages-athena-swan-lead-by-hilary-geoghegan/ Wednesday 10th June I receive a forwarded email from a SAGES colleague with a link to a Guardian article “Nobel scientist, Tim Hunt: female scientists cause trouble for men in labs”. It was accompanied by the message ‘sigh!’ http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/10/nobel-scientist-tim-hunt-female-scientists-cause-trouble-for-men-in-labs …

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Perspectives on Gender and Fieldwork Conference: some reflections by Hilary Geoghega

Reblogged from SAGE(S) Advice: Fieldwork, Gender & Careers Posted on May 29, 2015by louisejones On 29th April 2015, 50 academics, researchers, students and invited guests of the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science gathered to share their experiences and perspectives on the theme of ‘Gender and Fieldwork’. Fieldwork can be broadly defined as the work we do…

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Lecturer to do list…

The small things that make up ‘academic life’… Sort out VAT on expense claim Organise marking for seminar reviews Review two papers Organise interview transcription Sort out consultancy claim Book student to improve wordpress site Re-draft sections of Athena SWAN application Re-draft paper revisions with co-authors Write dept blogpost Send out email about dissertation prize…

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Clearing my mind with plants 

It’s been a busy 2015 and today I just needed an hour or two to clear my mind and refresh my thinking on what needs to happen before the end of term. I decided getting outside and doing some gardening might be the answer – getting a planty perspective (see work by Atchison and Head…

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Citizen Science Event (for social scientists) in May

Following a superb meeting on citizen science last week – here are a couple of events you might be interested in… British Ecological Society Citizen Science special interest group’s events in May The two events are quite different in structure and purpose – but both linked to citizen science (obviously!). Feel free to come along…