Inspirational Links


  • Trowelblazers: Women in Archaeology, Geology and Palaeontology: TrowelBlazers is a celebration of women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists who have been doing awesome work for far longer, and in far greater numbers, than most people realise.
Because we think these women are awesome. We think you’ll think these women are awesome. And we want to keep on discovering more awesome trowel-wielding women.   Plus, so many of the pictures are, quite frankly, a-MAZ-ing.

Personal Development

  • Springboard Women’s Development Programme: this programme enables women to identify the clear, practical and realistic steps that they want to take to make a better world for themselves at work and home, whilst building the practical skills and confidence to take these steps. The University of Reading support staff from across the University to participate in this programme. Here are some recent participants from our School:

    SAGES staff following the Springboard programme

    SAGES staff following the Springboard programme

Gender and Science

Women in Science

  • L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in ScienceThe very first program of its kind, L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science was founded in 1998 in the firm belief that the world needs science and science needs women. For this reason, every year the program identifies, rewards, encourages and spotlights women from every continent whose discoveries have contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge.


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