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Meet New Old Friends – Making People Laugh Since 2008

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by

Now generally speaking I am not in favour of nepotism, obviously. However, when it is my family I am in favour, obviously. Do check out this interview with the madcap duo behind New Old Friends about to embark on a nationwide tour with CrimesUnder the Sun. Really funny and with a feminist twist…obviously!

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Did You Know a Nod Can Be Gender Biased?

Posted on February 8th, 2018 by

Professor Mary Beard once said “We have not yet learned to hear authority in women’s voices’ and how right she is. In fact, even women often do not hear authority in women’s voices, such is the extent of our socialisation. Come and join me in two seminars to discuss the research on this topic and to ponder if it actually matters to you and your career.

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February 6th 2018 – Full Gender Equality Next?

Posted on February 6th, 2018 by

It’s 100 years since some women got the right to vote. Well, 8.5 million actually. It’s been something of a slow burn but we’re getting there…albeit slowly. Still, 8.5 million women, that’s a cause for celebration! Full gender equality, how long?

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Meet Natalie Fee, Making a Real Difference. Be Inspired!

Posted on January 31st, 2018 by

Natalie Fee is an amazing woman. She heard about plastic pollution and like most of us was appalled. But unlike most of us she changed her life to do something about it. She is an inspiration. This is her talk at TedX Bristol. You will look at your toilet differently, I promise!

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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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When Women Thrive… and when they don’t.

Posted on January 24th, 2018 by

Two events happened this week, one very encouraging, one very discouraging. I heard about a company which is committed to gender equality, hosting a breakfast meeting at Davos. It was so encouraging. The second was a Financial Times expose of a ball for misoygnists. Which made me weep.

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