In 2022 we are hoping to be able to run some events in a hybrid format to enable both virtual participants to attend from a range of locations as well as to allow members to begin to interact in person again. This will of course depend on ongoing Coronavirus restrictions. We hope to follow the rough pattern: in each 4 month period we will aim to have one event hybrid with the in-person aspect at the University, one event hybrid at the Met Office, and at least one event online only. Hopefully this will allow everyone to engage with our events on a regular basis. We also hope to have one event in each of these 4 month blocks to be at a different time to our usual meetings (4-5pm, first Friday of the month) to allow people who are unable to attend our usual meeting time a chance to join. All of our meetings are advertised on our website at least a couple of months in advance to help with calendar planning and enable people to have the best chance of being able to attend.
Recently we have had a number of people reach out asking if we will be recording an upcoming session. We do not record any of our events. Our motivation for not recording our events is that we want to create an open forum for discussion without compromising how we express ourselves for fear of a recording being publicly available. However, the main points from a meeting are normally written up in a blog style article which you can access on our ‘Past Events’ page.
For each WiC event, we send out an email a few days before with the Teams link so you can join in the discussion. If you would like to sign-up to our mailing list please contact one of our organisers (see here for list of organisers).
We also host regular shut-up-and write sessions. To find out more about the shut-up-and-write sessions or for instructions on how to sign up continue reading here. Upcoming shut-up-and-write can be found in our calendar here.
Friday 8th July
Theme: Jemma Shipton (UoE), Careers talk
Jemma will join us this week to discuss her career so far in Academia. Jemma is currently a Lecturer in mathematics, with research interests in athmosphere and ocean modelling, finite element methods and time-parallel algorithms. We hope to provide space in the session for lots of discussion and encouragement between memebers.
Friday 12 August
Theme: Social meeting at Double Locks
We will be having a casual social in August, meeting at Double Locks pub. Directions can be found here. Food is usually available. In the case of nice weather we may sit outside, so you may want to bring some warm layers!
Theme: Roaslind Cornforth of the Walker Institute (Please note this talk has moved from June 17th to September)
Where: Laver Building, University of Exeter and online
Professor Rosalind Cornforth leads the Walker Institute at the University of Reading, which is an interdisciplinary climate research centre. Their work focuses on developing climate resilient societies and works between NGOs, governments and stakeholders to achieve this. The vision of the walker institute is captured in this TEDx talk.