IWD 2009

QGI celebrates International Women's Day

Professorial lunch

On Thursday 5 March, a professorial lunch was held in the Great Hall for women professors and accompanying young colleagues. 37 women attended.

Talk on Portraits of Women in the Great Hall

Ms Shan McAnena gave a talk on the paintings of women in the Great Hall on Friday 6 March, highlighting the portraits of five eminent women currently hanging in the Great Hall. The talk was attended by around 60 attendees. Professor Ken Brown introduced the event and this was followed by a few words from Professor Margaret Mullett. Professor Lioba Theis, Professor of Art History, University of Vienna, spoke in the Council Chamber about gender issues and the culture of her University and compared it with what is happening at Queen’s. All attendees were invited to a buffet lunch afterwards in the Canada Room.

The Young Victoria
On Monday 9 March, Dr Katie Turton and Dr Sean McConnell gave short talks on, respectively, the history of International Women's Day and Queen Victoria as a young woman, before a showing of the film, The Young Victoria, in the Queen's Film Theatre.

Women, Work & Life
Professor Madeleine Ennis spoke about mentoring at the International Women's Day Conference entitled "Women, Work and Life - Negotiating the Boundaries" at the University of Limerick on 3rd March.