Athena Lecture Series

Event Date: 02 November 2016

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 1-3.30pm – RB/Lecture Theatre 2, Redmonds Building, Liverpool John Moores University.

At the next Athena Lecture, there is a line-up of three speakers from STEM and non-STEM backgrounds to continue to explore possible ways of making progress in your chosen career whether in the Sciences or Arts. The speakers will talk through their journeys and how they were able to navigate their way through the various challenges encountered. There will be opportunities for interactive question and answer with the speakers.

This is the 4th lecture in the series which has been growing in popularity and continues to draw increasing participation from across the region. The first lecture was given by Andrew Miller MP and the second was given by Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brunel, one of the few female Vice-Chancellors. The third lecture in the series was taken by Chi Onwurah MP who spoke passionately about her personal experiences in the engineering sector.

Event schedule and biographies of speakers

1pm – Refreshments will be served 1.30pm – 3.30pm – Talks

Event host: Professor Robin LeatherbarrowPro-Vice Chancellor Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer, Liverpool John Moores University


Professor Laura Serrant – Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University

Talk title: “Lifting as you climb: Enabling others and celebrating self”

Dr Sandeep Parmar –  Poet, BBC New Generation Thinker and Researcher in Modernist Literature, Co-Director of Centre for New and International Writing and Academic Organiser, Creative Writing, Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool.

Talk title: ‘Misrepresenting ourselves: UK poetry, race and gender’

LJMU’s Dr Isabelle  De Groote – Based within the Research Centre in Evolutionary Antropology and Palaeoecology of Liverpool John Moores University

Talk title: “There and back again: an anthropologist’s journey”

After each presentation the audience will have the opportunity to engage the speakers in an in an interactive question and answer session which we expect to provide invaluable learning to participants and delegates.

Places are limited. Book your place online.


Back to calendar
Sign Up!
for our newsletter!