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I'm a Woman In Science! International Womens' Day event at MOSI

Tomorrow (Saturday 9th March) I'll be volunteering at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. A special Saturday Science day with workshops for kids in electronics and maths is being held in association with Science Grrl, featuring a diverse group of women scientists who'll be walking around the museum chatting to people.

I'm really excited to take part in this event, including jumping up on a big purple Science Grrl Soapbox to give a very short talk about what I do: that is, the awesomeness of Neanderthal archaeology!

Palaeo Boots!

I'll be wearing my new and already well-loved 'Palaeo Boots', as part of my normal work-wear (they're very cosy for long desk-based sessions), showing that scientists come in all shapes, sizes and states of fashion!
 I'm also bringing various archaeology-related props with me, so families can have a guess what science career I'm representing, including some of the most vital tools for a Neanderthal stone tool specialist, hopefully people will be able to guess what I am!

Lithic analyst props for the science event.


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