By Pandora Dewan Rita Levi-Montalcini was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, with her colleague Stanley Cohen, for their discovery of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in 1986. This protein was the first described growth factor, a term for the biological mediators involved in the regulation of cell growth, differentiation, survival, and function.… Continue reading Nobel Laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini: the discovery of Nerve Growth Factor
Rida Vaquas describes the life and work of 20th Century Argentinian poet Alejandra Pizarnik
Emily almost poetically describes the emotions evoked by Lorrie Moore's book 'Self-Help'. She describes the techniques that Moore uses to create the atmosphere that is felt by readers.
A collection of important feminist dates to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Act which gave British women (over 30 with property qualifications) the ability to vote.
Ellie writes about how relevant Ding Ling's analysis of gendered language is to our modern day disparity in degree results.
Ellen Pasternack writes about how important Jane Goodall's work was in increasing our understanding of animal behaviour. Her work led to a revolution in scientific thought as to the humankind's place in the animal kingdom.
Isabelle Waterfall tells the important story of Nina Simone, a prominent civil rights activist and singer. Her music was significant in providing a voice for black women who were excluded from sexist black power movements, and racist women's liberation movements.
Olivia discusses the role of working class women, and women of colour during the British Suffrage Movement. She focuses on particular women who haven't been recognised enough for their contributions.
James writes about what impact Melania Trump might have as First Lady by looking back at the remarkable women who have been her predecessors.
Ellen Pasternack talks to Jane Robinson about her book, Bluestockings: A Remarkable History of the First Women to Fight for an Education. Jane Robinson’s Bluestockings paints a story of small victories, of a series of women who each managed to get her foot in the door and leave it open a little wider for those… Continue reading A Conversation with Jane Robinson on Bluestockings