The Institute of Physics (IOP) has done a lot of work around the issue of why girls do or do not choose physics at A-level. As their work has progressed, they have realised that the factors determining this choice are connected to much broader issues than the nature of the subject and their most recent activities have been related to gender stereotyping more generally. Their most recent project, Opening Doors, had no subject emphasis and instead focussed on whole school culture. They are hosting a conference in October during which they will launch their report based on school visits and bring together education specialists and policy makers from a wide range of subject backgrounds to facilitate discussions about gender in education.
For full details and to register, please visit the event website Opening Doors Conference 2015. Please register promptly as places are limited.
Opening Doors Conference 2015 – An interdisciplinary conference on gender in education.
Presented by the IOP and the Government Equalities Office (GEO), this conference aims to bring together practitioners and academics to discuss the important issue of gender and education.
Date: 20th October 2015, 10am – 4pm
Location: 8 Northumberland Ave, London, WC2N 5BY