LGBT+ Physicists and Astronomers Network

The first meeting of the LGBT+ physicists’ and astronomers’ network took place in March 2016. This was an opportunity for members from both the IOP and RAS (Royal astronomical society) to share their thoughts about the support that professional membership organisations could offer and their experiences of current good practice with regard to successful LGBT+ networks in their places of work and study.

The network has recently been expanded to include those working in chemical sciences and the RSC (Royal society of chemistry). The current steering group for the network with representatives from, IOP, RAS, RSC, SEPNET and Stonewall as well as those that promoted and contributed to the initial meeting, are keen to take forward many of the suggested actions. Facilitating and helping to connect the LGBT+ physical sciences community is a first step. More resources will be added to these pages throughout 2018.

LGBT+ physical sciences climate survey launch and networking event

IOP 80 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT

This event is a networking opportunity as well as celebrating the launch of the LGBT+ physical sciences survey, the first UK and Ireland survey of the working, teaching and studying climate for LGBT+ physicists, astronomers and chemists and those in related sciences.

Speakers from the community will be sharing their perspectives on the successes and challenges of creating a climate that enables everyone to be fully themselves in the workplace and place of study. The event is also an opportunity to find out more about the survey and meet other members of the network at an informal reception with drinks and snacks.

Full details of speakers and timings can be found on Eventbrite and the IOP calendar. The event is open to all, you do not need to be a member of the network. 

LGBT and physicists and astronomers network sign up form