18 Mar 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB3 0AG


Part of The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge programme hosted by Cambridge University Libraries.


Construction and real estate are the reasons that the built environment exists around us. It requires a collaborative effort – from the drawing board to on-site construction. Historically, the industry has been dominated by men, yet increasingly there are examples of women in the profession, and it is time to celebrate those from the past and those in the present that have helped shape the world around us.

This event will begin with a brief history of women who have helped to design and build the Cambridge that we see today. We will then transition to the present. Five women, including an architect, developer, engineer, planner and plumber, will give a short talk about their favourite construction or real estate project – celebrating that “I built that!”. An interactive question and answer session will follow using an online platform to encourage contribution from all of those in the audience.

The event will conclude with a networking and poster competition displaying images of women, voted for by you, as inspirational in construction and real estate. Continuing with the theme, this end to the event is to emphasise and celebrate the diversity of women who have built our surrounding environment.

For your opportunity to win a £40 'Love Cambridge' voucher, please visit the poster competition details on how to enter your poster into the competition. Deadline for submissions is 29 February 2020.


Hosted by:

– Hannah Baker, CRASSH

– Petia Tzokova & Christiana Smyrilli, Department of Engineering.


This event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival

Free event, suitable for ages 14+ and open to all. Booking required.


Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk