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LGBTQ+ STEM Day 2018

last modified Jul 06, 2018 12:59 PM
On Thursday 5 July, the Department joined forces with scientific organisations across the globe to celebrate the first international day of LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

As an international event, 5 July was selected as this date can be written as “507”, which in nanometres is the wavelength of the colour green featured in the rainbow flag and is representative of nature. In the US, the date is written as “705”, which is the wavelength of the colour red, representing life.

In our Department, we had a fantastic day filled with discussions, lots of information, and a huge amount of cake! Thank you to everyone who came along to help us celebrate diversity, openness and inclusivity within the Department and across STEM! You can view photos from the event in our Facebook album.

The Department would like to thank Dr Dee Scadden and Stephanie Low for their tremendous baking efforts, and the Equality and Diversity Committee for organising such a fun and well-attended event.


#LGBTSTEMday rainbow cupcakes.

Credit: Rhys Grant, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge


Rhys Grant

Publication Date

6 July 2018