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22 Apr 2016

Claudia Parsons Lecture 2016: Discussing the science behind the bubble

Dr Helen Czerski, physicist, oceanographer and BBC science presenter, is set to present a guest lecture on 11 May as part of the University’s Claudia Parsons lecture series.

Dr Czerski will present The Bubble: Good in the ocean and bad in the workforce, which will explore her own path in science and her love of the ocean.

Passionate about real women working in science, Dr Czerski’s research focuses on the optics and acoustics of ocean bubbles and the influence of ocean bubbles on the atmosphere.

The series of lectures are part of the Athena SWAN initiative, a national programme that recognises the need to support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Claudia Parsons was a student at Loughborough College from 1919-22, and was one of the first women to receive a diploma in Automobile Engineering. She became the first woman to circumnavigate the world by car and wrote about her experience in a number of influential travel books.

The open lecture will take place in the University’s Edward Herbert Building, J.1.04 at 5.30pm.

Booking is essential, please register your attendance here.