A Woman’s Place is on the Podium


July 10


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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Woman's Place UK

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London, England, GB

A Woman’s Place is on the Podium

Public meeting in London
Venue to be announced (see FAQ below)
Wednesday 10th July 2019
Doors open at 6.15pm for 7pm start.

Why female sport matters, and why we must protect it.
An evening of talks about the power and importance of sport for women and girls, and the threat it faces.

Sharron Davies MBE, GB Olympic swimmer
Dr Emma Hilton, Developmental biologist
Victoria Hood, Cyclist and team manager

Chaired by Dr Nicola Williams, Fair Play For Women

The event will cover:

  • Why we have female sport and how it changes lives

  • The role of biological sex in eligibility and performance in sports

  • A personal take on fairness for women in elite competition

  • The current challenges to fairness and safety facing women in all levels of sport

Sharron Davies MBE is a sporting icon.  At age 11 she set her first British Swimming Record. At age 13 she 
represented Great Britain at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Four years later in Moscow she took the silver medal in the 400m individual medley behind East German, Petra Schneider (who later admitted that her victory was drug enhanced). 

Sharron, a twenty time British Champion, has collected a wealth of international medals and has broken 200 British swimming records and five World Masters records.

During Sharron’s 45 year career as an elite athlete and sports journalist, she has attended 11 Olympic Games and every World, European & Commonwealth Championships in between. 

She now works as a media presenter, commentator, motivational speaker, host, sporting advocate, personal trainer and mum of three.

Dr Emma Hilton is a developmental biologist and University Lecturer.  She has published more than twenty manuscripts on developmental biology and genetics and was named Outstanding Young Investigator by the European Society of Human Genetics, for her research. 

She spends her days picking through mammalian reproductive systems, and in her leisure time she is a marathon runner, weightlifter and netballer.

A strong advocate for women and girls, Emma tweets as @FondofBeetles.

Victoria Hood is a cyclist and team manager. Victoria competed as a cyclist on both road and track. She now runs an elite women’s cycling team, with a development pathway for youth and junior girls. In recent years, she’s been British national masters track champion in two disciplines.

Meeting hosted by Woman’s Place UK in association with Fair Play For Women.


Where will the event be held?
The event will take place in a central London location, close to public transport routes. We do not release the address of the venue until the day of the event, for security reasons. Please ensure that you can access your email account during the day on 10 July.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
ID is required for each person attending and must match the name on the ticket. For this reason, information must be given for each attendee when booking tickets.

There is no minimum age. Babes in arms are encouraged. Please consider the suitability of the event if bringing children. No unaccompanied children.

What can I bring into the event?
For the security of all attendees, please don’t bring excessive belongings to the event. Bags may be searched.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please use the Contact button at the bottom of this page, or email: awomansplaceuk@gmail.com

What’s the refund policy?
Tickets bought may be refunded up to seven days before the event. Organisers reserve the right to cancel and refund any tickets ordered. Venue details are confidential to ticket-holders. A collection will also be made to cover costs of the meeting.

Venue is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your accessibility requirements (use the Contact button at the bottom of the page).

We believe that it is important to share a range of viewpoints on women’s rights and advancement from different perspectives. WPUK does not necessarily agree or endorse all the views that we share.