On 23 February 2018, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a public lecture from invited speaker Professor Eleanor Riley. The lecture ‘Combatting Malaria: Using the Immune System for Prevention, Treatments and Control’ was a free event. Professor Garry Taylor, Master of the United College, introduced Professor Riley and the importance of such events at the University of St Andrews. Professor Clare Peddie, Head of the School of Biology, closed the event. The lecture was very well attended by members of the public, University staff and students, as well as pupils from St Leonards School. We received positive feedback (via feedback forms and comments after the event), for example:
“Great diverse audience, engaging topic and speaker”
“Very interesting, clear and experienced, great to see a top woman in the field”
Many thanks to Katrina Falkenberg and Natalie Sinclair for organising this year’s event, to Professor Eleanor Riley for her inspiring talk, to Professor Garry Taylor and Professor Clare Peddie for introducing and closing the lecture, and to the volunteers who collected and processed the feedback forms. We look forward to next year’s lecture.