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

Welcome to the SJC Women's Network newsletter. We have just embarked on a new Michaelmas term at St John's. The College is once again preparing for a fresh academic year, accompanied no doubt by the frenetic buzz of incoming students moving in to take up their lodgings from quad to quad. The Oxford cycle begins again.

The Women's Network reflects on a year filled with the highlights of diverse events, and this newsletter includes a summary and link to one of our most recent events - a lecture at Gresham College on 'Defining Net Zero' by Professor Myles Allen CBE. Within the Steering Group of the Women's Network, we see a change of leadership this year. Our previous chair, Hannah Gilbert (1993, Arabic and Islamic Studies) has written a piece reflecting on her time in the Network and we welcome Kate Molesworth (1984, Biological Anthropology) to the role. 

On behalf of the Steering Group and the wider Network, I would like to thank Hannah for her time in the committee; as a wonderful Decades rep and for her leadership over the past three years. Hannah has taken the helm not as custodian throughout the difficult COVID years, but growing the Network to ensure it remains thriving for women in the SJC community in a post-COVID world. Reading the positive comments in our latest member's survey, it was clear that Hannah has curated a thoughtful, vibrant catalogue of events that continue to inspire our membership. She has been in equal measures a meticulous project manager, wonderful to work with, and thoroughly committed as the driving force behind the Network. Hannah would be too collaborative to say any of this herself! Thank you for being our Chair.  

Rose Sundt (2015, Oriental Studies)
Communications Lead for SJC Women's Network
Click here to read more about Rose

On 23 May the Women's Network attended a lecture run by Gresham College by Professor Myles Allen (1984, Physics and Philosophy). 

Find out more about the lecture here

Rasha Barrage (2002, Jurisprudence) has just published her most recent book 'The Little Book of Anthropology'. 

Read more about Rasha's book here

Before the annual Women's Network dinner in September, the Women's Network invited Karin Stierlin to talk about LoveLand, an app helping to tackle sexual disinformation. 

Read about LoveLand here

Dr Louise Ashley discusses this thorny topic with steering group member Alex Bollen.

Watch the conversation here

The Women's Network Steering Group has a vacancy for a secretary. The voluntary role would likely suit a recent graduate. 

Find out more about the voluntary position here

Hannah Gilbert (1993, Arabic and Islamic Studies) writes about her experiences as Chair of the Women's Network Steering Group.

Read Hannah's reflections here

Kate Molesworth (1984, Biological Anthropology) introduces herself as the new Chair of the Women's Network Steering Group.

Read Kate's introduction here

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

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