International Women's Day 2017 celebrated at Leeds Beckett
In conjunction with celebrations for International Women's Day, a special event celebrating Women in the City will take place on Wednesday 8 March, 11:00-16:00, 412 Rose Bowl, City Campus. The event is free to attend; you can book your place here.
The event brings together a range of talks, films, performances and exhibitions from a range of women: creative practitioners, built environment practitioners, academics and students, who share an interest in women and the city. The day will celebrate the contribution of women as makers of the built environment, and cast a spotlight on women as inhabitants of urban spaces. It is about giving voice to the creativity and lived experiences of women in the city.
Catherine Bertola, Artist who creates installations in response to particular sites, collections and historic contexts.
Catherine Croft, Director of the Twentieth Century Society and Architectural Journalist.
Claire Harbottle, Photographer, Artist and Independent Midwife.
The Feminist Archive North, host to early feminist collections.
Vanessa Kisuule, Poet and winner of Poetry Slam 2014
This event is hosted by the Women and the Built Environment Research Cluster in the School of Built Environment and Engineering, and supported by the University's Gender Forum and the Equality & Diversity Team. Our Gender Forum supports the development of our university equality and diversity agenda and are taking an active role in our Athena SWAN Charter Mark assessment. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of this event, a photography exhibition by Anna Pepe will be displayed in the foyer of the Portland Building on the City Campus. ‘A Woman's World’ is a journey across different photographic genres including documentary, portrait, architecture and fine art. The exhibition explores women, places, cultures and habitats around the world. It will stay until 31 March.
Another event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series coincides with International Women's Day. Professor Ruth Robbins will discuss ideas about forms of misogyny and look at ways of resistance against those forms, using the example of a libel case coming from allegations within a review against Maud Allan, a Canadian dancer who performed a private production of the Oscar Wilde play ‘Salome’, after the writer’s death. This will take place on Wednesday 8 March 2017, 12:30-13:30, Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB. Register here.
Continuing events on Wednesday, Professor Gary McCulloch, Vice-President and President-elect of the British Educational Research Association, seeks to reconnect both the history of teacher education with an understanding of our present dilemmas and reposition it as being of pivotal importance at the annual Winifred Mercier lecture entitled ‘Teacher education: Past, Present...and Future?’ from 18:00 to 19:30 in James Graham, Headingley Campus. Places can be booked here.
There will be a showcase of student work on the Big Screen in Millennium Square, Leeds City centre on Wednesday 1 March around the theme of International Women's Day, 15:30-16:30. The exhibition will then move to Portland Wall, City Campus on Wednesday 8 March and show until the end of the month.
Here at Leeds Beckett we are fortunate to have a diverse workforce across our faculties and services, and none more so than IT Services, which has women employed in every area of the business. There are women excelling in networking infrastructure, project management, communications, development services, management, end user support, IT purchasing and many more services. Read more about their contributions to the strategic aims of our University.
Image above: work from a photography exhibition by Anna Pepe.