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ADDED ON: 04/12/2021

Brunel Museum seeks LGBTQ+ engineers to change perceptions

04/11/2021 | New Civil Engineer

The Brunel Museum is looking to work with engineers who identify as LGBTQ+ to help change perceptions of what makes an engineer. The museum plans to create a series of films to coincide with London Pride, which is due to take place between 11 and 12 of September. Museum director Katherine McAlpine explained that the museum wanted to find a “meaningful” way to take part in the 2021 event. “With more and more people sharing their gender identity and sexual identity on the census, we’re seeing people a lot more comfortable to share exactly who they are, and that should be the case for engineering too,” she said. “Our mission is to inspire people to build a better world, just like the Brunels did. And part of that is creating a world where everyone is comfortable, regardless of gender identity and sexuality, or any other protected characteristic.” The Brunel Museum celebrates the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the world’s first tunnel under a river. The museum is working with Pride in STEM, an award-nominated British charitable trust dedicated to supporting and showcasing LGBT people in science, technology, engineering, and maths.

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