Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
For our next Girl Geek Tea Party, we'll be joined by mathematician Katie Steckles for a fascinating look into the world of mathematical stories - details below - followed by Q&A, and free tea/coffee and cake. Bring your own bakes if you're happy to share!
When you study maths, it's easy to forget that the ideas and techniques you're learning were invented and discovered by human beings. Dr Katie Steckles tells the stories of a few of the people who spent months, years or even lifetimes developing the maths we use today, and how their lives and work are connected across the centuries, through numbers.
Tickets £2.50 including a hot drink
MGG will be running a stall in the Science Fields at this summer's Blue Dot Festival - four unique days of music, science and cosmic culture, including performances from Groove Armada, Mogwai and Björk, as well as science guests including Tim Peake, Libby Jackson and Jim Al-Khalili.
Tickets are still available for £179 for the weekend, and day tickets are £59.50. If you're interested in joining us on our stall as a volunteer, contact us by email as there may still be spaces available.
We initially started as part of the Girl Geek Dinners movement, which currently has more than 60 groups in over 20 countries. These events provide opportunities for women in STEM to get together in a relaxed environment, network and meet like-minded people.
Our Girl Geek Tea Party sessions in Manchester started in December 2009 as an activity oriented, family friendly addition to the dinners. The workshops are held monthly on Sunday afternoons in locations around the city, and have involved activities ranging from web development, hands-on crafts, and “Build your own PC” sessions, to science talks, Show & Tells, museum trips and even litter picking. All our events are run by volunteers and tickets are free or cheap.
People of all genders are welcome to attend our events – they are organised and run by our team of volunteers, and the majority of attendees are female. We also work with other groups and organisations in Manchester and elsewhere to develop and promote events.
We’re always looking for volunteers to run workshops, give exciting talks, give us a hand at events, update our website, or just help us promoting Manchester Girl Geeks – please do get in touch! We’re friendly and more than happy to welcome new members and ideas.
We have a code of conduct that applies to all of our events. The full version can be found by clicking here.
The short version is: We want to be inclusive; do not engage in behaviour that is homophobic, racist, transphobic, ableist, sexist - against persons of any gender - or otherwise exclusionary, or make exclusionary jokes - not even "ironically".
Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event and will not be welcome back to our events in future. If you are subject to, or observe any harassment, or have any other concerns - please speak to a member of the Girl Geeks team, who will be wearing girl geek teeshirts and/or will be introduced at the start of the event, or email us afterwards at email@example.com. Reports will be dealt with discreetly and in confidence. We want everyone to have a great time, and treat each other with respect.