A year has passed since we started our virtual journey from the UK to Antarctica on the 22nd April 2021 (Earth Day) and it feels like time has just rushed by. We have been busy walking, running, cycling and swimming – and the journey has been successful: we have reached (and even exceeded!) our targetContinue reading “WE MADE IT!”
On Saturday 4th December, four members of the 6th cohort of Homeward Bound met with 13 young women studying at the St Ignace de Loyola School in Bedou, Haiti. We talked using Microsoft Teams, exchanging our experiences as women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine). We shared our paths into STEMM subjects, talked about beekeeping,Continue reading “‘Do you find it challenging to work in such male-dominated jobs?’”
Last week I was at COP26 learning about the COP process, climate change evidence, solutions and actions. I chose cycling as my form of transport to get around Glasgow during COP26. I was very lucky to be able to borrow my friend’s bike for the week. I was a bit nervous about borrowing a bike.Continue reading “Pedal forward – your time has come￼”
We set off on our virtual trip from the UK to Antarctica on 22nd April 2021 – to mark Earth Day, in line with Homeward Bound’s ambition to ensure the sustainability of our planet. For the past 6 months we have been working through the Homeward Bound programme, exploring our values, aspirations, and origin stories, andContinue reading “6 months in – and 8,705 km towards our goal￼”
It’s been almost exactly three months now since we started our UK2Antarctica journey, making this an excellent time to look back a little at our progress and take stock. Our 16,000km activity challenge had been set up within the context of the wider Homeward Bound leadership programme that all of us are a part ofContinue reading “90 Days Towards Antarctica – A Little Update Along the Journey”
As we touch the Eastern coast of the North American continent on our virtual journey from Aberdeen to Antarctica, and all places in between, I talk to artist Elizabeth Whelan who lives in Martha’s Vineyard on the Atlantic Coast of North America. I was inspired to get in touch with Elizabeth having seen her paintingContinue reading “Art, Science & getting the most out of life”
One of the main goals of this blog has been for our team to highlight the work and lives of amazing women in STEMM, both senior and junior, both in the UK and internationally and both those we know already and those we would like to meet. As we reached the European continent on ourContinue reading “A Hello from Norway: Talking about Heart Diseases, Antibiotic Resistance and Science Communication”
We were on the lookout for coffee. Just a little boost to start the day, to get Jo ready for the first few kms of the run. I can’t handle that level of caffeine so had fuelled on tea and cold rice pudding – my personal pre-race ritual. This was to be the first eventContinue reading “50k to the vineyard”
As part of my Homeward Bound experience, I wanted to use podcasting to talk to amazing women, about everything from the challenges they face in their work life, to their personal experiences and motivations. I’m not a podcast fanatic, but did get introduced by a Uni’ friend to Fortunately starring the indomitable Jane Garvey andContinue reading “Podcasting – It can’t be that difficult, can it?”
We have just completed the first seven days of our virtual journey and the sunny UK weather last weekend definitely helped us to steam ahead! Let’s have a look at where we got within our first week: Starting in Aberdeenshire in Scotland, where our two Northern-most teammates live, we managed to cover almost 500 km.Continue reading “Down Into England and Half Up a Mountain”
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