Science Council Chief Executive speaks to Leicester students

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 23, 2012 04:41 PM |
‘Careers in Science’: lecture write-up, photos and Powerpoint slides on line

Our Graduate School recently played host to a lecture by Diana Garham, Chief Executive of the Science Council. Diana joined the Science Council in 2006 from a position as head of the Association of Medical Research Charities and has worked hard to promote public engagement in science and the opening of science careers to all.

In her lecture to students, Diana outlined the ten different types of scientist and three broad ways in which a science background can lead to a career: as a scientist, in science (eg. promotion, management), or using scientific skills in other fields.

  • Read a report of the lecture
  • See photos from the lecture
  • View slides from the lecture (Powerpoint)

The Science Council is a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science and its applications. It currently has about three dozen member organisations ranging from the Royal Astronomical Society to the Association of Neurophysiological Scientists and the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

As an undergraduate Diana Garham studied here at the University of Leicester, not in a science subject but in our Department of Politics and International Relations.

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