The Society is committed to increasing equality and diversity in the physiological sciences.
23 January 2015 marks the day that - 100 years ago - The Physiological Society formally decided to admit women as members. To honour this occasion, we are planning a series of events and activities throughout the year.
Education and Outreach
To celebrate this milestone, we are inviting schools to take part in a poster competition focusing on the achievements of women who have won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The competition is open to all 11-16 year-olds and will close on 30 April 2015. More details are available here.
To celebrate the centenary of the admittance of women to The Physiological Society, the 15 January issue of The Journal of Physiology features several historical perspectives articles.
The Society's three journals have produced virtual issues.
- The Journal of Physiology: Women in physiology
- Experimental Physiology: Women in Experimental Physiology today
- Experimental Physiology: Earliest women authors
- Physiological Reports: Women in the spotlight
The Physiological Society's History & Archives Committee has made available two historical interviews with women physiologists: Sally Page and Ann Silver. These join the interview published in 2013 with Gerta Vrbova
In the news
A collection of news features can be viewed on Storify
Women in Physiology reception and talks - 17 December 2013
The Society held an event to celebrate the launch of the Women in Physiology booklet on 17 December 2013 at Hodgkin Huxley House.
Women in Physiology booklet
The Society launched a Women in Physiology booklet during the Women in Science sessions at IUPS 2013. The interest in the booklet exceeded our expectations and we ran out of booklets virtually instantly. We are therefore delighted to offer the booklet as a pdf download, to obtain a copy please click here.
House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry on "Women in STEM careers"
The Society responded to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into Women in academic STEM careers, to view our response please click here.