Frequently Asked Questions
What is the society about?
The society is about creating an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone. We aim to build a supportive community both within the King's Physics Department, but also throughout the UK through our events and social media pages. We acknowledge the act that there are far and few womxn in physics, and aim to address this underrepresentation by holding various events and workshops throughout the year.
Are people that don't identify as womxn/non binary able to participate in events?
YES! All events are open to anyone of any gender, unless specifically stated. The society was created to raise awareness and try and think of alternative ways to combat the gender inequality faced in Physics. Although most events are open to everyone, we do ask everyone to be respectful of the space that they are in and be mindful of all attendees.
What does womxn mean and how do I pronounce it?
Womxn is a more inclusive term which promotes intersectionality and not includes cis women, but also trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary folk.
The pronunciation is of womxn is the same as "women". That's a bit weird, you might think, how can two words spelt differently have the same pronunciation? Well there are quite a few examples, "pair" and "pear", "be" and "bee".
Do you do outreach activities?
So far, as a small student-led society we haven't been able to do as much outreach as we would have liked. We are working on it though! We invite local schools for academic talks regularly, and previously been involved with sixth form students shadowing an undergrad for a day to see what university life is like.
If you are from a school or college, and would like to get involved with our society, or if you have any outreach ideas or initiatives you'd like us to set up, please get in touch!