LONDON OLYMPICS: WHAT’S IN IT FOR WOMEN?

Wednesday 6th July, Arts Lecture Theatre, QMUL, 1.30-5.30, followed by a reception

The London Women and Planning Forum wishes to explore how much and in what ways gender has been taken into account in planning 2012.

* Has the Olympic site been designed to address gender issues relating to ergonomics, safety, transport and accessibility?

* Have the competition facilities been designed to raise the profile of women’s sports?

* Have the Olympic boroughs used the 2012 opportunity to increase the provision of women-friendly sporting venues?

* Will the Olympic legacy result in more women participating in exercise and sport?

* What are the wider implications for urban design of policies aimed at increasing women’s participation in and access to sports?”

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Speakers:

RIMLA AKHTAR – Chair, Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation

JAYNE CAUDWELL – Senior Lecturer, Chelsea School, University of Brighton

ALISON NIMMO CBE – Director of Design & Regeneration, Olympic Delivery
Authority

TIM WOODHOUSE – Head of Policy and External Affairs, Women’s Sport and
Fitness Foundation

Discussant:

LOUISE MANSFIELD – Senior Lecturer, Department of Sport Science,
Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church University

The event will be chaired by Alison Blunt, Professor of Geography and Chair of the London Women and Planning Forum.
Join us for an afternoon of presentations and discussions – all welcome!

This event is free. To reserve your place, book online at www.qmul.ac.uk/events, or email events@qmul.ac.uk, including the name of the event and the number of places you wish to book.


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