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The Institute of Astronomy is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.

In 2017, the IoA was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and Juno Practitioner status. You can find out more about what we're doing on our E&D activities page.

Below are some useful links regarding equality, diversity and inclusion at the IoA and in Cambridge. More information on family-friendly university policies, leave, appraisal, promotion and other HR policies can also be found on the University’s HR webpages and the IoA HR intranet page.

Inclusivity Initiatives

Parents and Carers

Dignity at Work



Anti-Racism Resources

Advice, Support, and Counselling

Counselling options

Advice and Support

Additional support

Latest News

ED&I Committee Meeting Dates @ Ryle Meeting room - Kavli Building

•    Wednesday, 15th May 2024 – 11:30-12:30
•    Wednesday, 12th June 2024 (survey results) – 11:30 – 12:30
•    Wednesday, 25th September 2024 – 11:30 – 12:30
•    Wednesday, 27th November 2024 – 11:30 – 12:30
•    Wednesday, 26th February 2025 – 11:30 – 12:30

Join Us!!!!

Please contact Co-Chairs - Amy Bonsor and Simon Hodgkin or if you would like to join the Committee. Any member of the Department is welcome to join the Committee.

International Women's Day 

Celebrating all the women in the Institute. The initiative can be found on our International Women's Day @ the IoA page.