Society has lost a legend with the passing of Florence Kirkby MBE at the age of 97.
Florence served on the Burnham Committee on teachers’ salaries from 1974-1984 and on The Government Committee on the School Curriculum from 1984-1987 and as BFWG President from 1997-2000.
Peace through Education General Assembly, Centenary Celebration and Conference update.
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a half – day workshop for young members called “Connecting the Power of GWI Young Members” on July 26, 2019.
Greater London Careers and Networking Event.
Dr Kathy Abbott Banner (Independent ) sharing insights and information about a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry with students from Kings College.
Call for three interns to join EWL team in Brussels!
Join the European Women’s Lobby team in Brussels, during the 6 month period March 2019 – August 2019!
European Women’s Lobby is recruiting three paid interns for full time positions focusing on the following particular working areas:
Support to European Political Campaigning
Membership and Communications
Thursday 14th November 2019
Hosted by The Baroness Byford DBE
2.00 – 3.30pm Committee Room G (using Black Rod’s Entrance)
3.30 – 5.00pm Afternoon Tea in The Attlee Room
More details to follow
Call For Nominations For the GWI Board, GWI Standing and Special Committees and Assistant Treasurers
The GWI Board of Officers
Deadline has been extended to Thursday, 21 February 2019
Sutton Coldfield LA visit to The Bodleian Library October 2018
33rd Triennial General Assembly (GA) Centenary Celebration and Conference
The Website for Peace through Education – the 33rd Triennial General Assembly (GA) Centenary Celebration and Conference in Geneva July 25th-28th, 2019 is now online.
If you are planning to attend please inform Jenny Morley email@example.com
Lincoln and Lincolnshire members celebrating an exchange of 36 years standing with AFDU in Grenoble in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of South Eastern France.
Members of the Worcestershire Association of British Federation of Women Graduates (WAWG) have been exchanging visits with Members of the Association des Femmes Francaises Diplomees Univeiversitaine every two years since 1999. This year’s visit was WAWG members to France
School of Psychology
with a thesis on The neural mechanisms of action selection and specification.
The award contributed to expenses to attend a conference on Concepts, Actions
The young men at The Wellington Home outside Freetown, Sierra Leone who were supported by the donations of BFWG members at the retirement event of our BFWG President Patrice Wellesley-Cole.
Womens Academic and Career Profiles and Progression Harper Adams University January 29th 2019
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Florence Kirkby BFWG President 1997-2000
Florence invested her efforts for over half a century in the professional development of women in society and had a deep commitment to broader issues in society including care of the less privileged.
- She had a high ranking career when opportunities were few
- Was an amazing role model who made a priceless contribution to BFWG
- Recently applied to become the oldest councillor in Britain and vowed to give the elderly a voice.
BFWG needs you!
What do Marie Stopes (1880-1958, paleobotanist and family planning pioneer), Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946, MP for the Combined English Universities ) and many promiment women from 1907 to date have in common?
They were or are all members of BFWG, the British Federation of Women graduates
(formerly the British Federation of University Women).
Make it your New Year Resolution to join one of the country’s leading 6-0 Organisations which fought for women’s suffrage and still fights for women’s rights and empowers women at home and overseas through education. Affiliated to GWI (Graduate Women International, which has UN consultative status and celebrates its Centenary this year) and UWE (University Women of Europe), you’ll have an international voice and can and will make a difference and will have contact with 54 sister organisations Worldwide.
The BFWG, through its two charities, is one of the largest providers of doctoral scholarships in the country, on the grounds of both need and on academic merit.
Membership benefits also include involvement in and access to projects (this year’s includes a research project interviewing working and retired academics), lectures, seminars such as the popular, annual Westminster Seminar sponsored by a peer or MP, travel, volunteering, a Research Presentations Day, a magazine published three times a year and social events at local level organised by the Associations.
BFWG brings women together locally, nationally and internationally.
Find friends, connections, stimulus and support wherever you are.
Be part of it and us!
British Federation of Women Graduates Featured in Girls Who STEM’s “The Best STEM Organizations For Girls & Women
Women in Academic Life – their stories then and now
We need YOUR HELP please, with a BFWG Research Project to undertake research into the lives of women in academic employment and their experiences.
Much discussion occurs and articles are written over the lack of equity in earnings between women and men, the burdens and expectations placed on women with families, whose ability to move jobs is limited by their partner’s position and by sexism in the workplace.
We invite Independents to be part of this project.
A volunteer from Southern Region Independents is requested to be part of this exciting project.
Applications for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2019 are now open.
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships give talented students from anywhere in the Commonwealth the opportunity to gain a Master’s degree, while developing new skills, experiencing life in another country, and building their global networks.
You do not need to be a member to apply for these Awards.
Research Presentations Day 2019
Saturday June 8th 2019 10.30am – 4.00pm
Are you a postgraduate woman student?
Do you have research you would like to present to a discerning audience – and have the chance of winning a small prize of £120 for the best presentation to a general audience?
Would you like to join with us just to listen to other postgraduate women students presenting their research?
Join us at:
4 Mandeville Courtyard,
142 Battersea Park Road,
London SW11 4NB
It’s not too late!
Nominations are now open for GWI positions to be decided in 2019 at the Centenary Conference in Geneva.
If you would like to know more about the BFWG, please watch our ‘Meet the Management Team’ video.
The British Federation of Women Graduates brings women together locally, nationally and internationally and helps women worldwide to exercise their right to education and economic independence.
Our Next Event
UWE Meet and Greet event
17th – 19th May 2019
in Dundee (City of Discovery)
The UWE are pleased to invite you to the next UWE Meet and Greet event in Dundee.
The University of Dundee and the City Chambers are already confirmed as venues for this event which will be a combination of Discussion, Friendship and Culture.
This year, our Conference theme is:
“My Identity. My Story“.
The BFWG is a diverse
Janet Bultitude is a Lecturer in Experimental and Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bath. Her research investigates how sensations and cognitive functions are affected by conditions such as neurological damage or chronic pain, and how these conditions can be treated.
Dr Janet Bultitude
Secretary to the Scholarship Committee. Previous winner of the Ruth Bowden Prize for Medical Research.
Sybil Campbell Collection is now an Independent Trust
On 1st January 2011 the Sybil Campbell Collection Trust became independent. Although very closely linked to BFWG it is now owned by the Sybil Campbell Collection Trustees. At a special meeting on 11th July 2010 members of Executive, as Directors of BFWG, voted unanimously that the Sybil Campbell Collection Trust should be separated from the Scholarship Trust and become a separate charity.
Save the date
GWI 33rd Triennial and Centenary Conference
‘Peace through Education’
This is the First and Only Call for Workshops on one or more of the 5 sub-themes for the Conference.
Workshop date:: 27 JULY 2019
Deadline for submitting Workshop abstracts: FRIDAY, 11 JANUARY 2019
GWI 33rd Triennial and Centenary Conference
PEACE THROUGH EDUCATION
Geneva, 25 – 28 July 2019
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