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A Caius Podcast: 'For the Love of Learning'

Big ideas and topical issues discussed by members of Gonville and Caius College - one of the oldest and largest at Cambridge University. This debut season has been specially made to mark 40 years of women at the college. In each of the six inspirational episodes, Caius women past and present meet to talk about their shared subject. Listen in as they share advice, real world experience and world class expertise with each other - and you. 'For the Love of Learning' is a chance to hear fascinating discussions on: the women-shaped hole in our economy, why mother nature needs her daughters more than ever before, how women are fighting for diversity and making their mark in the world of STEM and the arts. The love of learning and discovery begins at Caius and lasts for a lifetime.

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Trailer 

23 January 2020

A short trailer to introduce our debut season, made to celebrate 40 years of women at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In each of the six inspirational episodes, Caius women past and present meet to talk about their shared subject. Listen in as they share advice, real world experience and world class expertise with each other - and you. 'For the Love of Learning' is a chance to hear fascinating discussions on: the women-shaped hole in our economy, why mother nature needs her daughters more than ever before, how women are fighting for diversity and how they are making their mark in the world of STEM and the arts.

 


01 | Why Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters

30 January 2020

Join Harriet Bartlett, a third year PhD student looking at livestock sustainability, and Jo Moir, Deputy Director for Health and Human Development at the Department for International Development, as they discuss climate change, sustainability and the importance of a woman’s voice in climate science. Even though they attended Gonville & Caius College at different times, they share a passion for making a real difference. Listen in as they get to know each other, share career stories, reminisce about their time at Cambridge and Caius, and discuss this critical issue from their own perspectives.

 


02 | The Women-Shaped Hole in Our Economy

6 February 2020

A frank discussion about all things economics. What exactly is economics and what makes it such a fascinating and broad subject? Why does it matter to everyone and why are women often left out of the picture? Feminist and economist Dr Victoria Bateman describes the 'women-shaped hole in our economy' and talks to final year economics student Samantha Onyekwere about what needs to be done to fill it - to ensure the economy is fit for everyone in society.

 


03 | Putting Women Centre Stage

13 February 2020

What does it take to put women centre stage? Why is a firm handshake important? Is there a typical day in the world of theatre and music? Two Caians –​ theatre and pop song writer/director Lucy Moss, and operatic mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston – discuss women in the arts: career, assertiveness, family and creativity. Listen in to this open discussion between two successful women who absolutely love what they do.

 


04 | Paving the Way in STEM

20 February 2020

Last year, there were over one million women working in core-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) roles in the UK – a first according to government data. Is this enough or do we still have a long way to go? A 1979 Caian, Erika Hagelberg who is Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Oslo, shares her experience as a woman scientist: from early career and family life to her pioneering work on the extraction of DNA from ancient bones. She compares notes with Amy Dighe, a PhD student looking at the epidemiology of infectious diseases.

 

 


05 | Being ME: Encouraging Diversity and Inclusiveness

27 February 2020

Hephzibah Adeosun and Dr Karenjit Clare: Two Caians working hard to address the issue of diversity, in the college, their research, and through inspiring the next generation of Caians. In this episode, they discuss their own time at Cambridge, the frustrations of access work, the success stories they have encountered, and the next steps to encourage diversity at Cambridge and in the wider world.

 

 


06 | A Life in Public Service

5 March 2020

From Caius College to the Metropolitan Police and the Royal Air Force: Tor Garnett and Christina Ostacchini talk to each other about leaving the Cambridge bubble for exciting lives in public service. They discuss how a rowing career prepared Christina for military training, and how frustrations with applying to the Met, led Tor to transform the way graduates join the police force. As women in uniform, they talk about more female styles of crisis management and how to inspire younger girls to consider careers like theirs. Inspiring and uplifting conversation with a dose of nostalgia for the college which "still feels like home". The last in the current season of 'For the Love of Learning', made to mark 40 years of women at Caius College.

 


 

Credits: Catherine Carr - Producer, Agnetta Lazarus - Editor and Head of Communications.
Special thanks to: The Gonville & Caius College Women at 40 Working Group, Naomi Clarke, Nick Carter, Charlotte Griffiths, Hannah Armstrong, and Michelle McKinley.