Welcome to the eighth edition of the SJC Women's Network eNewsletter

As Trinity Term ends realise how very close we are to the end of Maggie's time as President. What a decade it has been! We have enjoyed seeing the College continue to thrive and we are intrigued to see how Professor Sue Black will take the College forward - she will follow in many inspirational footsteps. She has much to build upon from Maggie's huge strides forward, especially for the women of St John's.

Before Maggie moves on to retirement (or so she claims) we plan to present her with a token of appreciation to celebrate her vision that helped us to get the Women's Network off the ground. Therefore, the Steering Group are collating the greatest hits of the Women's Network and messages of thanks to Maggie. If you have a few words, a memory or a message you would like to share please email women@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

You can hear in Professor Snowling’s own words about her research as part of the St John’s Library’s latest online exhibition, Reading, Writing, and Research: A Decade in the Life of a President 2012-2022. The exhibition looks at some of the research Professor Snowling has led on developmental psychology, as well as other work that she has found influential. There are also some early manuscripts from across the globe on phonology and the science of speech.

Rose Sundt (2015, Oriental Studies)
Communications Lead for SJC Women's Network
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As Chair of the St John's Women's Network it was a great pleasure to introduce Belinda Kirk and Dr Severine Toussaert to discuss reframing failure, adventure, innovation and resilience.

Read Hannah's summary of the event

If you missed the event there is still time to catch up on the conversation!

Watch a recording of the event here

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in May, several distinguished alumnae at various stages and ages returned to Garden Quad for a women in tech meet-up.

Read Hannah's summary of the event

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Auditorium, St John's College

Find out more and register here

Try something a bit different for the next Women's Network's networking and wellbeing event on 19th July.  We will be hosting a relaxing puppy yoga session in East London after work. Yoga will cost £35 and this will be followed by refreshments nearby.

Email Rose to find out more

The first article in our new Salon Series is written by Grace O'Duffy, a DPhil candidate looking at Old Norse sagas and references to violence towards women (or the conspicuous lack thereof).

Read about Grace's research

Don't forget to join our SJC Women's Network group on LinkedIn

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