Films and Podcasts

On this page you can find film, video and podcast recordings of LivWiSE Lectures and events, and Women in Science, Women in Leadership or other related lectures, discussion panels and seminars organised by the University of Liverpool. Please see the list of Films/Pocasts below.


Podcasts 2020-2021

It's never too late to listen to one of our previous podcasts with female leaders and experts. Follow the links below.

In conversation with Endometriosis UK: Supporting colleagues to understand the facts, myths and tips. In this podcast we introduce and discuss the condition Endometriosis which affects the lives of women, both in their personal life and in the workplace.

HE Colleagues' personal perspectives: Living with Endometriosis, personally and professionally. In this podcast we discuss the impact that Endometriosis has had on Gemma and Ula’s lives and some of the ways we, as colleagues working in HE, could support those suffering from the condition.

Understanding Endometriosis: The medical viewpoint, exploring diagnosis, treatments and barriers to research. In this podcast we discuss some of the research related to endometriosis and our colleagues’ experiences of supporting women with the condition.

Videos 2019-2020

Women in Data Science

Alessia Calafiore's talk focuses on the relatively recent invisible women (on data bias) and data feminism books, specifically considering the impact for geography and planning research.

Role Models in Research

Xinxin Cao is from a semi-rural area in the southeast of China. In this talk she shares one of my female role models — Wang Zhenyi, born in 1768.

Black in Geoscience

Louisa Brotherson talks about Black in Geosciences Week (6th - 12th Sept 2020) and its role on uplifting Black scientists, the committee composition, and the importance of intersectionality when discussing Women in STEM.

Perspectives of the Professor of Geography

Prof Janet Hooke's talk deals with different aspects on the challenges and discrimination when she started her career and the remaining barriers to female career progression.

Fieldwork experiences with Grace Skirrow

Fieldwork for me usually involves looking at sediments, the dirt underneath our feet can tell us a lot about the processes at work in the environment and into the past. From Iceland to Argentina I have experienced all kinds of climates, landscapes and people while studying the natural world.

Women in Ocean Sciences

By Prof Claire Mahaffey. In 1872, the British Challenger expedition set sail to sample the world’s oceans. Of the 243 people onboard, not one was a woman, partially because of an old nautical superstition that women on ships brought very bad luck. Fast forward to the 21st century and over half the science crew, engineers and officers are typically female. This talk provides an overview of the role of women in ocean sciences.

Podcasts 2019-2020

Videos 2019-2020

Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss

As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. It is a love letter - to a father, to a profession, to life itself.

The Future of Human Space Flight

Holly is the first female Chief Flight Director at NASA. She works at Mission Control in Houston, Texas, and is responsible for all NASA Human Space Flight missions including the International Space Station. In this lecture, Holly talks about her career and role at NASA, current and future of human space flight missions before answering pre-submitted questions from the audience.

Q&A with NASA's Holly Ridings

HIGH SCHOOL were invited to a Q&A with Holly Ridings, the first female Chief Flight Director at NASA. Holly works at Mission Control in Houston, Texas, and is responsible for all NASA Human Space Flight missions. In this event, Holly answered questions submitted by the attending schools. The event was facilitated by Dr Jackie Bell, a Liverpool Graduate and participant on the BBC’s ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?’

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