We are a student-led group, based in Cambridge UK, aimed at raising the visibility of women working in physics. 

Our Motivation

The UK has many leading female academics, entrepreneurs, business women and women in industry who come from physics backgrounds. These women play an important role in inspiring the new generation of women in physics.

Cavendish Inspiring Women (CiW) aims to help raise the visibility of such successful women by putting them in front of younger women considering careers in physics. We are a student-lead group from the University of Cambridge, UK. Our projects include holding speaker events at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, and the publication of a booklet to encourage young high-school-age women into physics.  

We are always looking to work with others who have the same passion for promoting women in science. If this sounds like you, please get in touch.


Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

We are supported by the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge. The department is a leader in the UK for supporting women in science. In 2014 the department was awarded an Athena Swan Gold Award, for boosting the role of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments.