International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Here's some of the events, research, archives and voices from around Goldsmiths for IWD and beyond.
Celebrating Women in Sound events
Enter sonic worlds and soundscapes at Goldsmiths on 8 March. Expect performances, sonic meditations, improvisation and workshops that celebrate the works of female-identifying musicians. These afternoon and evening events celebrate both emerging artists and explore work by women from the past.
Celebrating Women in Sound: Tours of the WRPM (Women's Revolutions Per Minute) Archive
8 Mar 2018, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Celebrating Women in Sound: Workshop with Ingrid Plum
8 Mar 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Celebrating Women in Sound: Concert - Illuminate
8 Mar 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
"Margaret McMillan was an extremely important figure locally, in the history of Goldsmiths, and in the development of early years education."
In 2017, the Education Building at Goldsmiths was renamed after Margaret McMillan. The renaming campaign by students and staff aimed to ensure that the historic contribution of women is more widely recognised.
"They thought that a woman back in that time should not have a mathematical mind."
How can the pioneering work and life of Ada Lovelace inspire women today to occupy the field of technology? Phoenix Perry from Goldsmiths Department of Computing explores.
Phoenix is an advocate for women in game development. She founded Code Liberation Foundation, the organisation that teaches women to program games for free.
Exhibitions and lectures
To coincide with IWD, Pippa Davismoon and Charlotte Morrison focus on fundamental issues associated with the female body and how we view it. Until 26 Mar 2018
Having chosen not to have reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy in 2014, writer and artist Claire Collison asks: ‘Why are the thousands of women like me so hidden? What anxieties do we share as a society where disguise is regarded as important as treatment?' Until 13 Mar 2018
Alexis Okeowo talks about the untold, incredible stories of how women in Africa are against fundamentalism and extremism. 8 Mar 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Women's Art Library
The Women's Art Library archive collection is housed in Goldsmiths Library. Beginning life as an artists' initiative, it developed into an arts organisation offering a place for women artists to deposit unique documentation of their work. Thousands of artists from around the world are represented.
In February 2018, the Women's Art Library participating in Vote100 event at Tate Modern. The installation explored women's histories, experiences and psyches.
The Women's Art Library is open in term time. Mondays - Fridays 10am - 5pm, and until 7pm on Wednesdays
Hope Powell CBE, Honorary Fellow
"It was a constant challenge, trying to drive the women's game."
"Women's Football back then did not bring in any money. We spent more money than we brought in. For me it was a challenge to try and convince people that the investment in women’s football is a good thing."
Hope Powell was born in Goldsmiths' home borough of Lewisham and has made a significant contribution to the progression of women in sport. Goldsmiths recognises her achievements with an Honoray Fellowship.