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Eggs is Eggs- but what are they worth?

  Be-Ro Recipe Book 21st edition I have just taken possession of the cookery books that I learned to bake from. These are free little books given away with a brand of flour called Be-Ro. Their front cover had an … Continue reading

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Last Exhibition at the Old Wash House

I am at the moment very ‘exercised’ about archives. I work in an institution that does not believe that academics – or anyone else for that matter- needs space for the physical storage of such things as print books and … Continue reading

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Some girls get education, some get shot

  It is too easy to slip into the frame of mind that thinks the battle for educational access and equality of treatment for girls and women is won when in many countries women are more the 50% undergraduates.  They … Continue reading

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Gender gaming – real and virtual

Last week I attended an excellent conference: Girls and Digital Culture at Kings College London. It ran in parallel with London Fashion week at the Courtauld Institute next door. The august pictures of Kings College famous alumni that front the … Continue reading

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Universities are no place for libraries – especially it seems the Women’s Library

Libraries with physical books and archives where people go to research and study are becoming for, many universities, expensive non-core functions that are in the first line for financial cuts. The library in my own university – state of the … Continue reading

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Its a girl thing- but is it a science thing?

I have been suprised at the almost universal condemnation of the short video produced by the European Commission as part of a campaign to attract more young women to ‘do science’. You can see it on YouTube if you missed … Continue reading

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Women deal better with being lost in Space

I was a science fiction reading young teenager in a small northern British town when the first Space programmes were launched. I remember pictures of a debonair Yuri Gagarin and a serious Valentina Tereshkova looking like innocent twins in their … Continue reading

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What I saw in China 2: low tech ‘non-jobs’

Despite the high end high tech products and industries in the major cities of China – and in the hands of many Chinese people –we saw lots of incidences of over-manning: of people working in ‘non-jobs’. China is the only … Continue reading

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Gender equity gets closer but not for everyone

This last week I have been participating in an online forum run by UNESCO and IIEP (the International Institute for Educational Planning) on gender equality in education. It is very easy to sign up for online conferences and then never … Continue reading

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The boys’ night out

In all the media coverage about the visit of Prime Minister Cameron to President Obama, nobody seemed to think the 800 mile round trip on Airforce One to see a basketball game was anything worth mentioning. I am not a … Continue reading

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