The Six Best Things about Elizabeth Bennett

The title of this blog should really be something like ‚ÄòSix Amazing Things about Elizabeth Bennett,’ because there are so many others I could probably add here. This post stems from a recent re-watching of the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and...

Celebrating Forgotten Female Academics: Jacqueline de Romilly

Jacqueline de Romilly – who died at age 97 in 2010 – was a classical scholar, writer and Franco-Greek philologist all rolled into one. The list of awards and honours assigned to this scholar during her lifetime is absolutely...

Memories of Girlhood: Knit One, Girl One

My mother is and always was a fantastic knitter – my sister and I gallivanted around in colourful home-knitted cardigans from our infancy. The most exciting part of any of her projects was always when we went to the haberdashery to choose the...

Celebrating Forgotten Female Academics: Henrietta Leavitt

This is the first in a short series focusing on super brainy ladies who have been largely forgotten, and aims both to celebrate them and their contribution to various fields. I hope that these short remembrances of fantastic hard-working women...

Why I Game: Emily Lawry

I was relatively old before I started gaming, mainly because my mother had decided there was something vaguely unhealthy about it. My sister and I were more wooden abacus and jigsaw children. However I can’t remember a time as a girl when I didn’t deeply...

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