Why so few female Vice-Chancellors?
Collage illustrations for a feature article in the Times Higher Education magazine asking 'Why are there so few female vice-chancellors?'
What does a university’s art collection say about the institution? Dame Julia King, vice-chancellor of Aston University, believes that the pictures found in corridors and common rooms reveal much about the male-dominated culture of Britain’s universities. “If you walk around most universities, you will see portraits of elderly men on the walls,” observes King, who believes that the lack of female faces can make women feel as though they are intruding in an all-male domain.
How long before search committees stop assuming that the right man for the top university job is a man?