Alumni lecture series: Sophie Walker, Women’s Equality Party

On Thursday 23 February, all students and staff are invited to attend the third in our Alumni Lecture Series, which will be given by Sophie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equality Party (WEP), candidate for the 2016 London Mayoral Election, ambassador for the National Autistic Society and Reading alumna (BA French and English, 1993).

The Women’s Equality Party is a collaborative force in British politics, uniting people of all genders and backgrounds in the shared determination to see women and men enjoying the same opportunities.

Sophie and the WEP have been active in the recent world-wide demonstrations against President Donald Trump, as well as the Women’s Marches across the globe. Having been elected as leader in July 2015, Sophie represented the WEP in the 2016 London Mayoral Election.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session led by Ellie Highwood, Professor of Meteorology and Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Reading; the audience will also be given the opportunity to voice questions directly. This promises to be a thought-provoking and well-attended evening, and we would be delighted if you could join us.

Need to know

When: 23 February. The lecture will start at 7pm. Tea and coffee will be served from 6.30pm.

Where: G11, Henley Business School.

Register: here

Need more info? Contact the Alumni Relations team at alumni@reading.ac.uk or 0118 378 8006.

The lecture is free, but we recommend booking early because places are limited.