EGA Institute for Women's Health


UCL International Women’s Day Events 2018

03 May 2018–01 August 2018, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Celebrating 100 Years of Votes for Women.

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Exhibition:  My Body My Life

My Body my life

A unique public engagement project that seeks to address the stigma that still endures around abortion by bringing real stories of abortion into the open. 

24 February – 5th March Waterstones, Gower Street

Film screening:  Kind to Women

Film screening

A moving documentary about women who survived illegal abortion, nurses who picked up the pieces when things went wrong, and campaigning doctors and abortion rights advocates, whose work brought about the ground breaking 1967 Abortion Act, a historic turning point for women’s rights. 

6th March – 06.30 – 09.30 pm Mander Hall, National Education Union, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London  WC1H 9BD

Exhibition: UCL Female Firsts

Thursday 8th March – Friday 14 December South Cloisters, UCL

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To celebrate the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage, UCL has commissioned an exhibition of new art works on the theme of Female Firsts, as part of a wide programme of public events in 2018.   

UCL Female Firsts reflects on both the remarkable achievements of women progressing in areas where they were previously absent, and considers more broadly progress and barriers towards equality.

UCL Female Firsts Panel

UCL Female Firsts Selection Panel

From left to right:  Judith Stephenson (Chair), Institute for Women’s Health; Robb McDonald, Maths and Physical Sciences; Claire Dwyer, Geography; Alison Diduck, Laws; Mabel McCabe, Student; Michael Arthur, Provost;

Ijeoma Uchegbu, Pharmacy; Iain Borden, Bartlett; Vas James, Institute for Women’s Health; Kristina Clackson-Bonnington, Artist-in-Residence; Maki Kimura, Gender and Politics; Rob De Bruin, Life Sciences

The Deans of UCL invited members of each Faculty to nominate UCL women of exceptional achievement or those who were clearly a catalyst for gender equality.  A panel of UCL staff, students and alumni then selected 12 women from the many nominations, including 3 members of the IfWH.

Artist-in-Residence, Kristina Clackson-Bonnington, has been commissioned to create the new art works, which focus on the spaces that these twelve women established or became part of. 

This exhibition is a development of the House of Doors; a public art project exploring social change since women getting the right to vote -  www.houseofdoors.org

Lunch Hour Lecture:  Tick Tock the Biological Clock

Biological Clock

Globablly women are delaying the birth of their first child, but fertility declines with age.  Professor Joyce Harper discusses science, social egg freezing and fertility awareness.

Friday 9th March – 13.10 – 13.55

Location:  G13, 1-19 Torrington Place, Bloomsbury

Public Art:  House of Doors

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A public art project by Kristina Clackson Bonnington exploring how society has changed as a result of women getting the vote.  www.houseofdoors.org November – December 2018 Location:  Houses of Parliament and UCL Main Quad.