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Celebrating Women's History Month at KCLSU

As Women's History Month unfolds, KCLSU proudly joins the global celebration of women's achievements, resilience, and progress. This month provides an opportunity to reflect on the history of women's contributions, explore the connections between women at King’s, past and present, and participate in empowering events that embody the spirit of equality and diversity. 

Making History

Women's History Month has its roots in the International Women's Day movement, which gained momentum in the early 20th century as women across the world advocated for their rights. The idea of dedicating an entire month to celebrate and acknowledge women's history was first proposed in the United States. In 1987, the United States officially declared March as Women's History Month. Since then, it has become a global observance, fostering a greater understanding of women's roles in shaping societies. 

At King's College London, women have played pivotal roles in shaping the institution's identity and progress. From groundbreaking research to leadership roles, King's women have contributed significantly to academia, research, and various fields. You can read more about these incredible people in these articles on notable alumni and King’s women who have made history

Theme for Women's History Month 2024

This year’s Women’s History Month theme at KCLSU, “Beyond Boundaries: Women’s Voices, Diverse Choices”, is dedicated to highlighting the unique experiences, achievements, and challenges faced by women from different backgrounds. 

Upcoming Events

Get ready to engage in a series of inspiring and empowering events throughout Women's History Month. These events will provide platforms for dialogue, celebration, and reflection, fostering a sense of unity and empowerment within our community. 

Join the LGBTQ+ Society and Womxn in Bioscience Society for an exhibition at the Science Gallery London, raising awareness of trans and women's exclusion in healthcare. 

Hosted by KCL Women in Surgery, this conference will explore alternative paths in surgery and breaking stereotypes. You will gain 6 CPD hours awarded by RCSEd. 

KCL Islamic Society present this hair care workshop representing diverse hair types and sharing traditional remedies for healthy hair. 

KCL Women in Handball is hosting two spin classes this WHM to promote women in sport. All proceeds go to the Malala Fund's mission for girls' education. Join us and break a sweat for a great cause! 

Every week of Women's History Month join us for a Lunchtime Film Screening. Take a break from studying and enjoy a movie that celebrates WHM. This week’s film is Queen of Katwe: Based on the inspirational true story, this film follows Phiona a 10-year-old living in Uganda who sees her life change rapidly after being introduced to the game of chess.   

Women and Leadership x Womxn in STEM invite you to celebrate International Women's Day with a STEM-focused event, fostering empowerment, inspiration, inclusivity, and dialogue among the university community. The event includes a high-profile speaker, panel discussion, and opportunities for networking. 

Fitnesic society are offering dedicated workouts honouring prominent women in sports and physical activity, including yoga, barre, and high-intensity interval training. 

This week’s film is Booksmart: On the last night before high-school graduation, best friends Amy and Molly realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined to show their classmates they can be fun, the girls try set off to attend the end of year party. This movie is a hilarious tribute to female friendship.   

Painting event focusing on Women's History Month theme, discussing wellbeing, and advocating for mental health. 

Explore beauty and gender across time and cultures at the Wellcome Collection in this unique exhibition visit. 

Participate in a book swap and create friendship bracelets as part of Women's History Month activities during What's On Wednesday. 

Discover the life of expedition doctors and gain insights from guest speakers Dr. Rebecca Boys and Dr. Becca Salmon at this workshop. 
Women's History Month is a time to celebrate, reflect, and amplify the voices of women who have shaped history and continue to do so. Join us in recognising Women's History Month and celebrating the resilience and achievements of women at King's and beyond. 


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