Women’s History Week, running from the 2nd March and ending with the celebrations of International Women’s Day on the 8th March, highlights the accomplishments of women throughout our history by celebrating the stories, achievements and fierce individuals that have been often swept to the wayside.
Throughout the week, we aim to change the focus of women’s history, going beyond the traditional themes and instead celebrating diversity and drawing inspiration from the women of the past to create real change in our present and future.
Come along to an event, find out more about an amazing woman, & celebrate the women who came before us.
Historically, University campuses, buildings and places of interest have been named after men. Generous donations they made to the University or contributions to their field of study secured these men a permanent place in history as a library, garden or even a whole lecture building. Often the contributions or accomplishments of women in the same field or time period have been overlooked in favour of their male counterparts.
But in honour of Women’s History Week, we have created an alternative map of campus including some inspiring female alternatives to some notable on-campus locations. We are putting women on the map.