Where: Richard Taunton College, Southampton www.richardtaunton.ac.uk/findus
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Date: 26th February 2014
Time: 14:25 – 15.55
With: Prof Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton
Biography of Dame Wendy Hall
Wendy Hall is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. One of the first computer scientists to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia, she has been at its forefront ever since. She has achieved many professional awards and other marks of recognition, including a damehood, in 2009. She holds and has held a number of prestigious leadership roles, including President of the Association of Computing Machinery and Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
She is particularly prominent as a strong and vocal advocate for women’s opportunities in Science, Engineering and Technology and for the need to ensure that girls are not excluded from participation in science and engineering careers. In her research and her public life she has sought to ensure that women are equal beneficiaries of technological advance, and her example of achievement and dedication has made her a distinguished role model for women.
She was born in London and was the first of her family (originally from the ‘east end’) to go to University. Married to Peter Chandler, a plasma physicist and independent consultant, she now lives on the edge of the New Forest. She met Peter while studying for her PhD in Pure Mathematics at Southampton. They both love travel and fit as many holidays as possible into their hectic schedules. She lists her main hobby as shopping!
In an interactive interview with a member of the Dialogue Society staff, Dame Wendy Hall will explore his journey to success, discussing the challenges that she faced, the inspiration, attitudes and actions that helped him overcome these and his advice to participants at the start of their journeys. A Q&A session will follow the interview, and participants, staff and speakers will have time to interact informally over refreshments.
- 2.25pm Introduction from a Dialogue Society member of staff
- 2.30pm Interview with speaker
- 3.10pm Question and answer session
- 3.30pm Closing remarks
- 3.35pm Refreshments
- 3.55pm End of the session
- About the Success School
- The Dialogue Society Success School is a programme of interactive seminars intended to help inspire, encourage and equip young people to aspire to and work towards success.
- The Southampton Success School will begin with two sessions with professional performance coaches who will help participants explore the attitudes and habits conducive to success and fulfilment.
- At the remaining three sessions participants will hear the inspirational stories of a range of successful professionals in a friendly and interactive environment.
- Regular attendees will receive certificates.
- Who’s it For?
- The School is primarily intended for young people of 16-21 years of age in and around Southampton. We hope to welcome participants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- The Sessions
- 1. Southampton Success School – Week 1: with Kiki Maurey OBE
- 2. Southampton Success School – Week 2: with Wyn Morgan, “The Happy-Success Coach”
- 3. Southampton Success School – Week 3: with Chief Constable of Hampshire Andy Marsh
- 4. Southampton Success School – Week 4: with Prof Dame Wendy Hall