Engaging 11 to 13 year-old girls with science, stipends for graduating female PhD students, greater teacher liaison, and TED-style talks by graduate students were some of the ideas discussed by Fellows, alumni and postgraduates to encourage more women to apply to Trinity as undergraduates and to continue in academia.
Trinity’s Access and Outreach Programme has expanded, with a second Schools Liaison Officer, innovative partnerships, and new videos about College life. Schools Liaison Officers Terri-Leigh Riley and Caitlin De Jode explain what they do and why.
Trinity Fellow Dr Hugh Hunt and Cambridge engineering students have recreated John Logie Baird’s cumbersome ‘flying spot’ camera for a documentary about the first live scheduled BBC television broadcast on 2 November 1936.
Professor Valerie Gibson has received a Royal Society award for her activities to increase and advance women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).