Laura Norton, the Babraham Institute's first Equality and Diversity Manager, shares her memories of Michael from the lab to the Athena SWAN committee and how he always promoted inclusion in every aspect of his role.
In this blog series, students on the 2020 Diversity Access Programme share their thoughts and experiences of the programme.
It's easy to think of the world in black and white, good and bad, right and wrong; but binary thinking can be very limiting. Kate was interested in learning more about how this works and the long ranging effects and here she shares what she's learned about binary thinking.
At the Engage Festival 2020, the Babraham Institute presented an overview of a series of public dialogues on genome editing.
Long term leave, like maternity leave, has major impacts on researchers' careers. At the Babraham Institute, we've trialled a roving researcher position to support scientists on leave. Melanie and Melanie share their stories from both sides of the experience here.
The holidays are upon us once again so Elizabeth is back with a whole new set of gift suggestions!
Since it began, Michael Wakelam was a permanent member of the Institute’s Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team, now equality4success. Here, the two chairs of the committee share their memories of working with Michael and how he was essential to the Institute’s achievements in improving diversity and inclusion.
Say hello to Mike, our new adult and communities Public Engagement Officer. Here he talks about his career journey from working in a lab to sharing his love of science through public engagement.
Meet Fergus, our newest Public Engagement team member. In this introductory blog post, he gives us an insight into his career path so far, his passion for engagement, and some of the events we have to look forward to in the coming months.
Many scientists are faced with a key decision at some point in their career; to either persist with an academic career, with its high attrition rate and treadmill of grant writing, or look to move into industry. Back when I was a PhD student (1987-1991) there was a certain snobbery about industrial bioscience - some told me it was ‘boring’, ‘turning-the-handle’, and ‘not very creative’. My own experience has been somewhat different.
Staff and students from the Babraham Institute share reviews of a variety of books about equality, diversity and STEM.
Women contribute to the Babraham Institute in roles throughout the organisation including students, cleaners, group leaders, nursery staff, and many more. This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating their achievements with five women sharing their stories.
Schools Engagement Officer Mike Hinton looks back at his career in Public Engagement
As part of our build-up to Schools’ Day 2020 we asked students to submit their questions to our researchers. This series of three blog posts answers the top four questions. Read on to learn about what motivated our researchers to follow a career in science, their perspectives on the importance of maths and computing skills and whether a degree in science is essential.