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Past Equality and Diversity events hosted within the Department are listed here (upto 1 year ago). E&D events held in the next 30 days are listed on the E&D homepage or visit our main Events page to see all upcoming events.

  • 15May

    Please join us for the second event profiling the careers and career progression of women at Cambridge.

    Each term a panel of female staff from across the University will describe their career pathways and the opportunities and challenges they have faced along the way.

    We are delighted to announce our speakers at this event are:

    • ​Saba Alai, Departmental Safety Officer, Cavendish Laboratory
    • ​Sam Stokes​, Departmental Administrator (maternity cover), Cavendish Laboratory
    • ​Holly Tillbrook, Secretary of the School of Physical Sciences​ (secondment)

    Please join us for coffee and cake!

    To book your place, please visit:

  • 03May

    The Department will be holding its first Equality and Diversity seminar and networking event delivered by Dr Terri Simpkin, Anglia Ruskin University. The seminar will be followed by a networking lunch in the tea room. 

    The seminar is open to all members of the Department but due to space limitations (and to make sure we have enough lunch!), registration is compulsory. 

    Please sign up on the Eventbrite website:


    Feel like a fake?

    Trying your best to convince yourself you belong at university?

    Join the conversation about the impostor phenomenon and learn where it comes from and more importantly, how you can get rid of it.

    So, you’ve got into your course and you’re all set for a stellar academic career followed by the job of your dreams! 

    Pity that voice over your shoulder keeps suggesting there’s been some terrible mistake and you’re not supposed to be here. Or, everyone else here is more clever and therefore deserves to be here more than you. At some point someone’s going to find you out for the phoney you are.

    Well, guess what? It’s not just you and it’s more often than not, simply not true.

    The notion of being less competent than you should be or believing your success to be a bit of a mistake can be stressful and the sense that at some point you're going to be found out as an impostor can be crippling to achievement and may cause anxiety and overwork.

    Presented by Dr Terri Simpkin, this introductory conversation is based on current research into women in STEM and how they experience the impostor phenomenon. Learn how the internal monologue perpetuates the sense of being a phoney and identify ways to better recognise and enjoy the achievement you well and truly deserve.  

    More information can be found at