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CANCELLED – Highlighting LGBT people in STEM

March 30, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


Sorry folks … cancelling all upcoming events due to covid19. We’ll be back once things return to normality (and may try some virtual options in the meantime). Stay safe out there!


Science should be blind to the human experience, right? It shouldn’t matter who does research, because the laws of our universe are indifferent. If that’s true, then we should sit up and take note when talented researchers are uncomfortable in academic culture, to the point where they consider leaving the field entirely.

In 2019, the royal society of chemistry, institute of physics and royal astronomical society publisher a report on the workplace climate for LGBT people in physical sciences. In this talk, Dr Brynley Pearlstone will discuss their findings in the context of his experience, and his exploration of this community via the guests of his podcast, SciCurious.

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About the speaker
Dr Brynley Pearlstone is a triple threat: a PhD astrophysicist, a science communication and queer as heck! Originally from the south west of England, he moved to Glasgow to study for his PhD, specialising in gravitational waves, where he was part of the collaboration that discovered them in 2015. Since graduating, he’s using his time focusing on science communication, launching his podcast Scicurious in 2019
You can find out more about the podcast here: https://www.scicurious.co.uk/

Drop-in event. No ticket required, just show up!

  • Over 18s only
  • Doors at 7.15, kickoff at 7.30

This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.

Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.


March 30, 2020
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


The Admiral Bar
72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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