Research Launch: Representations of Women Scientists in Online Media

[ December 2, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] On 2nd December we will be launching the report:

Monitoring the Presence and Representation of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Occupations in UK Based Online Media

All welcome…

The research was conducted by Heather Mendick (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Marie-Pierre Moreau (University of Bedfordshire) and funded by the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET.

The launch [...]

Gender and Education in the Media: an extraordinary revival of boys’ own stories?

At the start of the new school or academic year, UK broadcaster the BBC, in its wisdom, has decided to present a ‘school season’ in television programmes about the challenges of schooling and, of course, the focus was either gender-blind or specifically about boys! There are 4 programmes – Unequal Opportunities, Excluded, Britain’s Youngest Boarders [...]

Gender and Big Brother

Earlier this month Big Brother UK came to the end of its 11th and final year on television station Channel 4. I for one will mourn its passing. As a sociologist the chance to observe people talking, cooking, eating, sleeping, drinking and playing games together, making friends and falling out, was compelling.
Gender got talked about [...]

STEM and Equal Opportunities in TV Drama Formats “Don’t think it’s only entertainment” – Report of the MINTiFF Conference, Berlin 6-8th September, 2010

The influence of TV on viewers’ engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) was the focus of a recent conference held in Berlin. The conference was organised by Project MINTiFF, a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund. The Federal Ministry is concerned about representations [...]