50:50 Parliament

50:50 Parliament

50:50 Parliament is marked the anniversary of the first woman MP taking up her seat. London, 5.15 pm, 1 Dec 2015 – Ninety-six years after Nancy Astor took her seat in the House of Commons 50:50 Parliament campaigners rally by the railings outside Parliament and then march through the House of Commons to hear MPs debate […]

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Jobs for the girls

Jobs for the girls

Jobs for the Girls: Leah talks about her career as a specialist physiotherapist. Name: Leah Occupation: Specialist Physiotherapist Hours per week: Many, many! Do you enjoy your work? I love it. What does your job/day involve? I start the day gently with a stretch and a breathe and I take time to be glad and think about […]

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Jobs for the girls

Jobs for the girls

Jobs for the Girls: Claire talks about her career as a research scientist. Name: Claire Occupation: Livestock Systems Scientist Hours per week: 30 Do you enjoy your work? yes What does your job/day involve? As a research scientist, I have to write scientific papers and reports relating to the research we are doing. I also have […]

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Two women, one weekend

Two women, one weekend

Two women, Jenny and Ann, visit Reykjavik in Iceland for one weekend of sightseeing. Getting There: Reykjavik is just three hours flying time from the UK. Jenny and Ann flew from Luton Airport on Easyjet to Keflavik Airport. Accommodation: Comfortable and affordable 4 Star accommodation at the Icelandair Reykjavik Marina Hotel which is close to the […]

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Honourable Friends?

Honourable Friends?

A review of Caroline Lucas’ Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change. Last month our bookclub was reading “Honourable Friends?” by Caroline Lucas, the UK’s lone Green MP. In the book, Caroline Lucas shares what she has learnt from her first five years in Westminster, in the hope that her readers will be informed […]

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