The Hertford community came together yesterday to celebrate International Women’s Day. We enjoyed cake and tea in the Hall, followed by a panel discussion featuring college fellows Anette Mikes, Aruna Nair, Beth Mortimer, Claire Vallance, Alison Woollard and Frances Wheare, moderated by JCR President Tanya Ranadive. The panel discussed their careers through the lens of female experience, and covered topics such as unconscious bias, balancing a career with having a family, and the importance of role models. Afterwards we were treated to performances from three undergraduate students. Anya Tregay performed a beautiful song she had written, whilst accompanying herself on guitar. Fiona Zeka read a moving poem she wrote about domestic violence, and Bella Done selected and read three poems reflecting queer experiences.
Over on our Bridge blog, we asked alumna (and bestselling author) Laline Paull to write a piece, and we also highlighted some of the incredible research that is happening in our graduate community.