Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2022
10 February 2022
March is Women’s History Month, with International Women’s Day falling on March 8. Find out about events and activities that you can get involved in.
International Women’s Day might be taking place on 8 March, but there’s a variety of events and activities taking place in the run-up to the day including lectures, workshops and the arrival on campus of a full-sized Lego Suffragette! The latest line-up is below.
- 14 February – [IN PERSON] Don't miss the arrival in the Student Centre of Hope the Lego Suffragette, who will be with us from 14 February–7 March. We’ll also be lighting up the Portico in Green, White and Violet to celebrate Hope’s arrival, and using the #StandWithHope hashtag across social media.
- 17 February – [ONLINE] Academics from across UCL will be discussing the unfinished business of securing full membership and belonging of society and its institutions for all women at this panel chaired by Professor Sasha Roseneil.
- 24 February – [ONLINE] This Women in Enterprise Network event teaches you about why having a personal brand matters, and how to start creating your own.
- 4 March – [ONLINE] Hear from the team behind the City of Women London interactive map and find out how the East London Federation of Suffragettes helped shape the city's past and present.
- 8 March – [ONLINE] Hosted by UCL's Institute of Cardiovascular Science, Vivienne Parry OBE will be facilitating a virtual panel discussion with experts in the Cardiovascular field to discuss heart diseases in women.
- 8 March [ONLINE] Panel discussion on "Breaking the Bias", hosted by the Women In Leadership Alumni Network, Astrea and Athena SWAN. The discussion will touch on some of the challenges and opportunities facing women in Higher Education as well as explore the top tips the panellist have for career progression.
- 8 March [IN PERSON] Film screening for International Women’s Day – "But What Was She Wearing?”
- 16 March [ONLINE] A virtual period talk with UCL and Here We Flo, exploring the environmental impact of conventional period care and the benefits of switching to organic and natural products.
- 16 March [ONLINE] Seminar, "Use the right words’: verbal hygiene and feminist politics"
- 24 March – [ONLINE] Join a free workshop by the Women in Enterprise Network to learn how to get your business featured in print, on radio and on TV.
- Are women more at risk from climate change? Pledge your action now as part of UCL's Generation One climate campaign.
- 26 April (rescheduled from 1 March) – [ONLINE] Join this Lunch Hour Lecture to explore how disruption caused by the pandemic has affected women more adversely than men, and the long-term implications for progress towards gender equality.
This webpage will be updated with additional events as they are announced – please do check back, as we expect more events to be confirmed. If you are hosting a UCL event that you’d like to include here, please get in touch with us.
More information and resources
- See the EGA Institute for Women's Health's series of special events marking International Women's Day.
- UCL Staff Equalities networks, including the Gender Equality Network, Parents and Carers Together (PACT), UCL Astrea and the Menopause Network.
- See the Breaking Boundaries video series for International Women’s Day
- Learn about what inspires UCL Women in Population Health.
- See what inspires UCL Women in Brain Sciences.
- Why are women at more risk from global heating? Part of UCL’s ‘Generation One’ climate campaign, this podcast episode explores women's experiences of climate change.
- See Library Services’ list of books to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021.
- Stream A Celebration of Women In Space, a panel event by UCL’s Centre for Outer Space Studies marking International Women’s Day 2021.
- EGA Institute for Women's Health.
- The International Women’s Day webpage.