Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK 2019

8 April 2019

Almost one hundred undergraduate women in physics spent three days in Oxford earlier this month for the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK. This is the fifth time Oxford Physics has hosted the conference under the leadership of Professor Daniela Bortoletto.
A group photograph of over 100 women in physics, who are delegates and speakers at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics UK 2019

The physicists came from around the UK and Ireland and had a packed schedule, including talks, workshops, panel discussions and a visit to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, as well as social events comprising dinners, a "café scientifique" and a quiz!

Daniela was helped by a team of staff and students from across the department who together with the attendees created a brilliant conference. "CUWiP UK 2019 was a great success and... made a difference in the lives of many young women." In the words of some of the attendees:
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This weekend has had a profound influence on me and my colleagues. I believe it will have a huge positive impact on our future, as physicists.

Doing a workshop on medical physics

Thank you for a fantastic conference. Thank you for giving me a sense of community and a whole cohort of new friends. Finally, thank you for reminding me why I am studying physics and what I am capable of independent of my gender.

On a tour of RAL

Thank you to all the female physicists that came together for this conference - it was tremendously inspiring and instructive.

Dinner in Keble hall

Thank you to the CUWiP UK team for hosting such an amazing conference! It was truly an honour to sit under the same roof as all of these wonderful women.

A standing ovation for Prof Daniela Bortoletto at the end of the conference