Last night I attended a most interesting presentation by John Barry, at UCL, on the topic of Athena SWAN, the taxpayer-funded initiative designed to bully scientific research bodies into preferencing women for positions, regardless of their merit, or lack of it. The presentation was video recorded, along with the Q&A session and brief interviews of a few people including Patrick Smyth of Men Do Complain and myself.
This was the first presentation on behalf of the Gender Equity Network, and on December 10 Karen Woodall is scheduled to give a presentation. We wish the venture every success.
John Barry’s reflections on last night are here.