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16 October 2007
Wendy Sadler, Schools liaison officer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, and founder of the innovative science communication company ‘science made simple’, is among the women from around the UK and overseas, invited to attend the prestigious Women of the Year Lunch in London.
Launched in 1955, the event brings together outstanding women of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, in recognition of their individual achievements.
Every woman invited to attend the lunch is considered to be a ‘Woman of the Year’ in their field.
"It’s a fantastic honour to be invited to attend," said Ms Wendy Sadler. "I understand there’s a rigorous selection process and numbers are strictly limited."
Board president Joan Armatrading said: "Each and every woman who attends the Women of the Year Lunch does so because of their considerable achievements.
"It is my honour and pleasure to ensure they are recognised and celebrated through this event for their enviable contribution to society."
Ms Sadler formed ‘science made simple’ as a spin-out company from the School of Physics and Astronomy in 2002.
Earlier this year, she was awarded the Descartes Prize from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research - regarded as the ultimate accolade for those involved in communicating science.
A former Welsh Woman of the Year (science and technology), Ms Sadler is also chair of WISE in Wales (Women Into Science, Engineering and Construction).
‘science made simple’ uses a range of innovative methods to communicate their message that science is something everyone can enjoy.
The company also provides consultancy to the Research Councils and training to scientists, and has broken new ground in offering career opportunities in science communication.
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