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Celebrating Suffragettes and Women in the Media

Posted on June 8th, 2018 by

Have you seen some of the excellent programmes this week on the history of women’s suffrage? Are you taking part in any of the four women’s processions across the UK this Sunday? Do you have no idea of what I’m talking about? Check out the post and do share if you’re off to a woman’s procession, I’d love to hear from you.

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Newsflash – Mary Beard is in Lego!

Posted on January 26th, 2018 by

Lego Classicists (a breakaway group!) have made a figure of Classicist Professor Mary Beard, and she thinks it looks just like her. What do you think? But who would Mary like to see immortalised alongside her? You can find out here. It’s a classic Mary riposte. Well done to her.

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Is Sexism Alive and Well?

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by

‘I don’t know of one female journalist who hasn’t been discriminated against at work’. Catherine Mayer certainly has and is doing something about it by suing her former employer. More power to her. We have to call out sexism when we can.

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The Importance of Family, a very personal post.

Posted on June 15th, 2017 by

The tragedy of the Grenfell Fire has produced many heroes. This is my personal take on the London Fire Brigade and why it feel like family, and the invisible thread that binds.

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Inspirational Women – Dr Nicola Rollock

Posted on February 28th, 2017 by

Meet Dr Nicola Rollock, a woman of influence.Nicola is best known for her research The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Classes and, the landmark report The Stephen Lawrence inquiry 10 years on, the conclusions of which were debated in Parliament. She is editor of the journal – Whiteness and Education published by Routledge – and author of the award-winning book The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

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Women in the News – Alex Morgan

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by

Alex Morgan is a footballer with a great ambition. Put simply, she doesn’t just want to be the best she can be. She wants to be the very best in the World. Inspiring stuff! The first in our ‘Friday Lunchtime Inspiration’ reads.

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