Monday 4th April 2011
18:00 - 20:30
Charles Darwin House, London
There had been a lot of talk about barriers for women in science blogging in the preceeding few months - both within science blogging communities and from larger organisations such as the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET. We looked to continue this discussion, and also broaden the debate to talk about women in science and writing and to consider diversity in an appropriately 'diverse' way.
Other hot-button topics like race, class and sexuality were explored. There are a fair number of celebrated British science bloggers with learning disabilities, perhaps because of the UK science blogosphere's interest in 'anti-quack' activity, but we asked whether people with other disabilties are underrepresented. Further, as Martin Robbins has suggested, we talked about a lack of political diversity too.
After the event:
Listen to a podcast of the event (with huge thanks to Steve Cross for recording. Some equipment paid for by the STFC and Wellcome Trust)
Advance warning: The podcast does contain some strong language.
Richard P Grant - Life of a lab rat - On diversity - 5 April 2011
Elaine Westwick - The Stuff of Life - Diversity in science blogging: a call for action - 5 April 2011
A Purcell - I, Science - Ich bin bloggerin, Je suis blogueure, Soy bloguera - April 7 2011
Martin Robbins - The Guardian - Do women science bloggers tweet differently to men? - 11 April 2011
Chair and panelists: