Monthly Archives: April 2012

How Many Arms do you Have?

I was amused  by the throwaway comment Bettany Hughes made in her recent TV programme Divine Women  about the Hindu Goddess Kali’s many arms being ideal for multitasking. Academics of all ages would benefit from growing a few more limbs, … Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Know about Election to the Royal Society

There has been much consternation today in the Twittersphere –  and no doubt elsewhere too  – about the fact that there were only two women this year in the list of 44 new Fellows elected to the Royal Society. It … Continue reading

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Why We Need to Start Young

Recently the Royal Society of Edinburgh released its report looking at the position of women in STEM in Scotland and what ought to be done by their Government; it also looked more broadly at the situation across the UK.  The … Continue reading

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With Fresh Ears, Eyes and Hands

In the run-up to Easter I happened to catch part of a broadcast of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. This is a work I was steeped in as a teenager, attending the annual Bach Choir’s performance at the Royal Festival Hall … Continue reading

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Breaking into the Lab

What follows is a book review which first appeared in Times Higher Education on April 12th 2012 Breaking Into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science By Sue V. Rosser New York University Press 264pp, £23.99 ISBN 9780814776452 Published … Continue reading

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