UCL Division of Medicine


Athena Swan - Celebrating International Women's Day 

11 April 2016

The Division of Medicine’s Athena SWAN team led by Dr Jenny Rohn (Research Department of Nephrology, Royal Free) hosted a special event to mark International Women’s Day on Friday 11th March. 

At the event held in the Rayne Building, three prominent women cartoonists who have been working in residence amongst the clinicians and scientists of UCL/UCLH shared with the audience their views on why cartoons have the power not only to make us laugh, but to make us think, and to question the world around us. Their work, some of it inspired by recent events at UCL, was on display, and during the Q&A, they talked about what had made them become cartoonists. The cartoonists who took part were:

Ros Asquith has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people.

Kathryn Lamb has been drawing cartoons for Private Eye and other publications since 1979, and she has also illustrated many books, her own and others.

Judith Walker is a cartoonist and painter who has exhibited widely around the world. Her cartoons have appeared in a number of publications including The Sun and New Humanist magazine.

Mentoring in DoM

If you would like to mentor early career researchers please get in touch with Dr Markella Ponticos (Centre for Rheumatology, Royal Free; m.ponticos@ucl.ac.uk) or Dr Ines Pineda-Torra (Centre for Clinical Pharmacology, Rayne Building; i.torra@ucl.ac.uk).