At the Times Higher Education Awards 2019, Master of Churchill, Professor Dame Athene Donald, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her ‘indefatigable and pioneering’ efforts to push gender equality to the top of the science policy agenda.

Speaking of the award, Dame Athene said, ‘I was delighted to be honoured by this Lifetime Achievement Award – daunting though that sounds – for my work championing gender issues. It is excellent to see the profile of such work being raised by the THE. The award allowed me to remind the audience of the importance of everyone playing their part in eradicating toxic working environments in our universities, something I wrote about on my personal blog.’