UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Women at UCL: Presence and Absence International Women’s Day 2016

15 March 2016

The exhibition ‘Women at UCL: Presence and Absence’ was created to celebrate and recognise women at UCL who inspire those they work with. There was a fantastic response to the call for nominations, with over 200 submissions, which shows the real impact UCL women have their colleagues. We are delighted that two members of Institute staff, Clare Futter and Nele Schwartz, were nominated.

The exhibition profiled women from across the UCL community. A call went out asking staff and students to nominate a woman at UCL who had influenced them – either by inspiring or encouraging, or helping them to think differently about their work or study. A panel, made up of representatives from UCL’s equality groups, had the challenging but enjoyable task of selecting these 24 inspirational women from a pool of excellent nominees. As the response was so overwhelming, the panel considered it important to recognise everyone who had been nominated, so a booklet has been created profiling every nominee.