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Female in the Field: Challenges and Opportunities

20 May 2019
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Event type:
Social event, Workshop, Evening meeting
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE), Earth Science Women's Network, Geological Society of America, Geological Society Events
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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For many in the geosciences, fieldwork is a vital – and enjoyable – part of the research process. But problems can arise when small teams of people travel to remote areas, and studies suggest that women are particularly at risk of experiencing negative events. 

In this panel discussion we will ask several women to share their own experiences in the field before starting a discussion of how the geoscience community as a whole can ensure that fieldwork is accessible and rewarding for everyone.


  • Dr Pallavi Anand - Lecturer at the Open University
  • Dr Bethan Davies - Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London
  • Professor Dame Jane Francis - Director at the British Antarctic Survey
  • Dr Sam Giles - Junior Research Fellow at Oxford University 
  • Dr Sarah Gordon - Managing Director at Satarla 
  • Moderated by Robbie Gries, President of the Geological Society of America


5:30pm - Arrival and coffee

6:00pm - Panel discussion

7:15pm - Reception to celebrate the return of the Raising Horizons exhibition to Burlington House


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Geolsoc Contact

Alicia Newton

Burlington House