2020 took us all by surprise. After watching the events of January and February unfold with a growing sense of dread, March (and all the months that followed) saw us juggle responsibilities at home and work in ever more complicated ways as we responded to the many and varied pressures of living through the Covid19 pandemic. Most of our plans for ScienceGrrl outreach events were put on hold. Even chatting and dreaming and plotting over tea and cake was out of the question for long periods of time.

As 2021 approaches, we’re getting a bit more organised behind the scenes so we’re better prepared to engage more effectively with our network and organise getting together and reaching out as soon as we’re allowed. Until then, feel free to get in touch if you are organising a virtual event and would like to feature a ScienceGrrl.

And here are two photos – from our Manchester Story Collider in October 2018 and our joint stand with Women of Science at Bluedot festival 2019  – to remind you of those times when we were allowed to meet up and chat science with our friends, and anyone else who’d listen.

Image of 5 women smiling at the camera in a bar

ScienceGrrls at Story Collider event for  Manchester Science Festival 2018

ScienceGrrl festival stand surrounded by people of all ages

ScienceGrrl at Bluedot festival 2019

Take care of yourselves and stay safe – we’ll be back x

Dr Heather Williams
Heather is a Consultant Medical Physicist at The Christie hospital, honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester and University of Salford, and visiting Professor at the University of Cumbria. Heather founded ScienceGrrl in June 2012 and oversees the day-to-day running of the network, including communications and collaborations with local leads. When she’s not working, Heather enjoys running, cycling and spending time with her sons.
Dr Heather Williams
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