Egg freezing: An empowering option for women?

17 Nov 2014

Katie Hammond, a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology researching the experience of egg donation in Canada, discusses the recent decision by tech giants Facebook and Apple to offer egg freezing to female employees, and why she co-authored a recent commentary on this subject.

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Can she bake? The Bake Off back story

07 Oct 2014

As Great British Bake Off sizzles towards tomorrow’s final, historian Sophie McGeevor reveals the less glamorous realities that faced working class women in the mid-19th century when home baking was already considered a dying art. 

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A taste of early modern medicine

18 Jul 2014

Historic recipe books and physicians’ manuals featuring home-made cures from the 17th century have gone on display to the public for the first time, as part of a new exhibition revealing the secrets of early modern household knowledge.

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What 19th-century women really did

08 Mar 2014

In a talk on Monday (10 March, 2014) Sophie McGeevor (Faculty of History) will explain how her research into a collection of autobiographies by working class women is helping to fill a gap in our knowledge of the occupational structure of 19th century Britain. 

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Darwin’s women

09 Sep 2013

On matters of gender, Charles Darwin was supposedly an arch-conservative - but new research suggests that he actively helped women who were striving for an equal footing in society. 

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New era in publishing for women’s health

23 Jul 2013

A step-change in publishing in women’s health is under way with the announcement that the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is to sell its prestigious publishing list to Cambridge University Press.

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