Brighton Kemptown MP visits Sussex University’s ’12 Women in Academia Exhibition’

Gary Hart January 21, 2017

Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven visits Sussex University’s 12 Women in Academia Exhibition in the House of Commons.

In celebration of women working in higher education, twelve female academics at the University of Sussex were invited to be part of a series of photography portraits.

Each was asked to choose an object with which to be photographed that either represented an aspect of their work or had some personal significance in their career.

Inspired by the 17th-Century Dutch artist Rembrandt, fine-art photographer Miss Aniela created a series of portraits that capture the lives and work of these women.

Mr Kirby, said: “I was pleased to see this exhibition displayed in the House of Commons. This is a major initiative for the University with the exhibition celebrating the work of a range of female academics at different stages of their career.  It underlines the University’s commitment to issues of equality and provides inspiration to a generation of young women.”