International Women's Day 2019 events

Join us to celebrate the inspirational women of the past, present and future with a number of events across the week both on campus and at our cultural institutes.

Women who shaped Manchester

Date: Everyday until Sunday, 10 March 2019
Time: All day but with two free tours on Friday, 8 March 2019: 11am–11.45am and 3pm–3.45pm
Location: The John Rylands Library

The ‘Women Who Shaped Manchester’ exhibition tells the stories of exceptional women from Manchester’s past – from the mill workers to the protesters who galvanised the streets. It's open every day at The John Rylands Library, until Sunday, 10 March.

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Girls Night Out at Jodrell Bank

Date: Friday, 8 March 2019
Time: 7pm10pm
Location: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

This bi-annual celebration of women and girls in science returns. Learn about the link between Martian meteorites and data from space missions with Dr Natasha Stephen, explore the inflatable planetarium and meet our early-career researchers. This event is aimed at adults and children aged 12+ and tickets are £13.50 or £12.50 for annual pass holders.

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The School of Chemistry’s International Women's Day celebration

Date: Friday, 8 March 2019
Time: 12.30pm–4.30pm
Location: Chemistry building, south campus

Join the School of Chemistry for an afternoon of activities including talks, panel sessions, an exhibition and networking. This event is free and open to all.  

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Celebrate the country’s cosmic superheroes: women in STEM

Date: Friday, 8 March 2019
Time: 5pm–6.30pm
Location: Lecture Theatre B, Roscoe Building

Recognise the supernatural powers it has taken for women at the forefront of arts and science to establish themselves in their fields with the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. Physicist Dr Helen Czerski will be in conversation with some of the UK’s leading women in science. 

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International Women’s Day: Women in Sport

Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Time: Refreshments at 6pm, discussions from 6.30pm. A drinks and canapés reception will follow and the evening will close at 8.45pm.
Location: Whitworth Hall

Sport is one of the most powerful platforms for promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls. Women are far more visible in sports today than at any previous point in history but there is still a long way to go. Join our expert panel to discuss issues around women taking part in sporting activities, leadership positions in sport governance and the gender prize money gap. 

Free places are still available for alumni, staff and students. 

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