On Wednesday 6th September, The Tipper Group will be showing the critically acclaimed movie ‘Hidden Figures’, the untold and true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe).
These inspiring African-American women worked at NASA during the space race, and served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in American history: the 1962 launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The achievement helped restore a sense of national pride and belief in its space program. But more than this, it crossed all gender and race lines, a story that inspires generations to dream big.
“A crucial episode of the nineteen-sixties, centered on both the space race and civil-rights struggle, comes to light in this energetic and impassioned drama.” – Richard Brody. The New Yorker
“Lots of movies are labeled as "inspirational" – Hidden Figures truly earns the right to the term.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine
Date, time & place:
Wednesday 6th September at 12:15, in the MSc Teaching Lab 2, ground Floor of Building 2.
The Tipper Group
The Tipper Group holds events and networking opportunities to support and inspire female engineers in welding, joining and associated technologies.
Founded in 2016, the group is named after Constance Tipper, the Cambridge fracture engineer, who investigated the liberty ship wartime failures. The group is supported by The Welding Institute, TWI Ltd and NSIRC.