Still Alice

Still Alice

Imogen Jamieson recommends Still Alice. I am not overly keen on New Year resolutions. Life is complicated enough without adding in more guilt from failing to meet my own expectations, so as 2016 rolled in I merely suggested to myself that it might be fun to try and visit the cinema more frequently. This came […]

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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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Deeds not words

Deeds not words

The Suffragette Motto can still inspire women today. Around 100 years ago women across the UK were campaigning to be given the right to vote. As shown in the recent film ‘Suffragette’, years of polite letter writing and petitions had achieved nothing and the Women’s Social and Political Union was established with the aim to […]

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The Everyday Sexism Project

The Everyday Sexism Project

The idea for Laura Bates’ phenomenally successful site, The Everyday Sexism Project, was sparked by a series of sexist incidents spanning a short space of time. “They involved street harassment, being groped on the bus, being followed home by a man who was very aggressive.” Laura explains. “I suddenly thought, if these thing hadn’t all […]

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Bolder and Wiser by Sarah Dale

Bolder and Wiser by Sarah Dale

Remarkable conversations with older women. I’d like to introduce readers to a newly launched book by a woman who is just turning fifty! I met Sarah around eighteen months ago when she asked to interview me as one of the twenty voices in her book “Bolder and Wiser“. It was an easy, relaxed conversation, although […]

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