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Sulis Minerva Day

11th May 2017 @ 9:15 am – 6:00 pm
East Building 1.1
University Of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
+44 (0)1225 384229

Join us for a festival of inspirational research to celebrate the achievements of women in science, engineering, technology and maths.

We welcome all University staff and students, female and male, our GW4 colleagues and members of our local community interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths.


Arrival and registration will open at 9:15am. Tea and coffee will be served.

9:45am – Welcome: Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell DBE DL FAcSS, President & Vice-Chancellor, University of Bath

9:55am – Keynote lecture: Louise Kingham OBE FEI (Chief Executive of Energy Institute)

11:00am – Global Challenges – a series of breakout sessions led by academics from across the University of Bath.

12:10pm – Keynote lecture: Professor Dame Linda Partridge DBE FMedSci (Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL; Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing)

1:00pm – Lunch will be provided. Soapbox research talks will be given, featuring some of our PhD students and early-career researchers.

2:00pm – Keynote lecture: Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS (Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge). We are pleased to be awarding Dame Athene an honorary degree from the University of Bath during the event.

3:25pm – Panel discussion chaired by Professor Carole Mundell (Head of Department of Physics, University of Bath). Our panelists are:

  • Dawn Bonfield MBE (Director, Towards Vision)
  • Simon Cooper (Managing Director, Global Technology Head of Engineering and Architecture & EMEA CIO, J.P. Morgan)
  • Patrick Goymer (Chief Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution)
  • Dr Emily Grossman (Science broadcaster, writer & educator)
  • Professor Melanie Welham (Chief Executive, BBSRC)

5:00pm – Celebratory drinks reception


Please note: 

Tickets are free and include lunch. Please register your attendance in advance.


Sulis Minerva is the goddess of wisdom and ancient deity of the thermal springs here in Bath.