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Disability Resource Centre

 

15th Annual Disability Lecture
Disabled Academics in the 21st Century

Thursday 22 March, 2018, 5.30pm

Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College

A panel of disabled academics, including Professor Nigel Lockett , Dr Hamied Haroon, and Professor Farah Mendlesohn spoke about their experiences as disabled academics. They described their career highlights and strategies for success in their chosen field.  Our speakers also discussed what they wish they had known early in their careers, and what support or information has been effective in helping them push forward .

Video, audio and transcript now available:
https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2754756

 

Previous lectures

  • 14th Annual Disability Lecture 2016: Saqib Shaikh - Innovating towards a more inclusive future http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2468554

  • 13th Annual Disability Lecture 2016: Sue Kroeger - The Power of Design: Exclusion or Inclusion  http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2227966

  • 12th Annual Disability Lecture 2015: Jess Thom - Laughter as a Catalyst for Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMJ8CvFVko4​

  • 11th Annual Disability Lecture 2014: Dr Rachel Perkins - Creating Mentally Inclusive Communities: Embracing Distress as Part of Everyday Life

  • 10th Annual Disability Lecture 2013: Dame Ann Begg - Two steps forward, one step back: challenges to disabled people in 2013

  • 9th Annual Disability Lecture 2011: Dr. Nicola Martin - Disability Identity - Disability Pride

  • 8th Annual Disability Lecture 2010: Dr. Ross Cooper - Neurodiversity and Dyslexia

  • 7th Annual Disability Lecture 2009: Prof. Alan Roulstone - Disabled People and the Economic Downturn

  • 6th Annual Disability Lecture 2008: Baroness Jane Campbell - Fighting for a slice or for a bigger cake?

  • 5th Annual Disability Lecture 2007: Prof. Lewis Wolpert - Severe Depression is Indescribable

  • 4th Annual Disability Lecture 2006: Bert Massie CBE - Civil and Human Rights for Disabled People: The Future Agenda

  • 3rd Annual Disability Lecture 2005: Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen - Is Asperger Syndrome a Disability?

  • 2nd Annual Disability Lecture 2004: Dr. Tom Shakespeare - Can Genetics Solve the Disability Problem?

  • 1st Annual Disability Lecture 2003: Prof. Usha Goswami - A Cross-language Approach to Developmental Dyslexia