The University has many prominent female role models. Among our staff are numerous Fellows of the Royal Society, recipients of Queen’s Birthday and New Year’s Honours and prize winners – including L’Oréal For Women in Science laureates and fellows. Women’s achievements at all levels are celebrated in University and department media.
‘The Full Picture’ is a major University initiative, which aims to widen the range of people represented across the University. The first stage was to find and highlight existing Oxford portraits illustrating the diversity of its past and present, capture them digitally and create slide shows for use at events and display in public spaces. Phase 2 commissioned 24 new portraits by different artists and in various media, which were displayed in an exhibition in 2017, prior to being hung across the University. 18 sitters were female and the project also celebrates other identities.
The flagship Women of Achievement lecture series aims to raise the profile of women of high achievement, increase the range of role models accessible to women at Oxford, and challenge and inspire the entire Oxford community.
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