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