The Blind Beggar and his Grand-daughter

Benefiting from history

24 Feb 2012

A Cambridge academic’s research into the final days of the Old English Poor Law has thrown up some remarkable parallels to today’s welfare state – and casts new light on the ‘benefits system’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Sign reading "Allah"

Narratives of Conversion

27 Jan 2012

A project concluding this weekend examines why women choose to convert to Islam – and what the experience is like.

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Casey Brienza

Men of wonder: gender and American superhero comics

01 Nov 2011

Boys and action comics go together like Batman and Robin – but how are girls represented in comics? Sociologist, Casey Brienza, investigates the male world of the action comic and looks at the depictions of female characters.

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Ukwazana Programme posters

Confronting homophobia in South Africa

27 Sep 2011

Cambridge academic Dr Andrew Tucker champions a direct approach to challenging the homophobia that destroys so many lives in South Africa. He has helped to set up a hard-hitting healthcare campaign that encourages a radical change in attitudes within the country’s most deprived communities.

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Vigeland Frogner Park Oslo Norway

Gender’s many faces

01 Nov 2010

New funding and a generous bequest are helping researchers in Cambridge to explore the complexities of how gender works in the world.

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Toilet Sign

Closing the gender gap

25 May 2010

The total amount of work done by men and women in the UK is roughly equal, but the bulk of unpaid work is still done by women rather than men. Jacqueline Scott’s research examines the societal causes and consequences of that problem and how, slowly, the situation may be changing.

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Charles Darwin

Darwin and Gender Project launched

15 Jul 2009

A groundbreaking new study, supported by The Bonita Trust*, that will look at Charles Darwin's impact on attitudes to gender and sexuality, has been announced by Cambridge University.

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Stacking practice bombs

Gender equality in modern times

01 Apr 2009

The largest multidisciplinary research network of its kind in the UK is investigating why gender equality is still a pressing social issue in the 21st century.

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