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Improving diversity through active inclusion: an LGBTI+ perspective

Thursday 25th October 2018
Tanner Lecture Room, Linacre College, University of Oxford

We are delighted to announce that Dr Clara Barker will be giving a dress rehearsal of her TEDx Talk in the Tanner Room on Thursday 25th October at 18:00. 

Dr Clara Barker manages the Centre for Applied Superconductivity, in the Materials Department at Oxford University, following a PhD and various post-docs as a thin-film material scientist. She is the vice chair of the LGBT+ advisory group to OxUni and won the first VC Diversity Role Model Award from the University in 2018. 

She also runs a youth group for LGBTI+ people, with a support group for their parents and giving many talks in schools. For her volunteer work, she won a Points of Light Award from the UK Prime Minister in 2017.

Clara will talk about active inclusion: why it is so important in Universities, and STEM fields in general. Clara will talk from her own experience about the barriers she faced, why she wants to reduce these other barriers for other people and gives her thoughts on how to do so.

This is a free event with seats being allocated on a first come first serve basis.