‘Fielding the numbers’: Maryam Mirzakhani’s Mathematical Triumph

I’ve always been terrible at maths. Mostly I’d spend class adding numbers together to make funny words if you turned the calculator upside down. I was definitely more interested in history, or being a story writer. Funnily enough, so was Maryam Mirzakhani – the first and only woman to have won the prestigious Field’s Medal for Mathematics.

Herstory on Film

Each month, the Herstory Club curates a selection of films that complement our monthly theme. This collection will be female-focused – both in front of the camera and ideally behind too – and range from fiction to biopics of real women in history. The films we’ll be recommending aim to both entertain and educate, showcasing … Continue reading Herstory on Film

Herstory on Film

Each month, the Herstory Club curates a selection of films that complement our monthly theme. This collection will be female-focused – both in front of the camera and ideally behind too – and range from fiction to biopics of real women in history. The films we’ll be recommending aim to both entertain and educate, showcasing … Continue reading Herstory on Film

Luella Bates: the First Female Lorry Driver

By Charis Gambon Lorry driving was originally believed to be a male profession and in many ways is still heavily dominated by men even now in 2021. According to a British government statistics report on domestic road freight from 2019, only one per cent of lorry drivers are female.  Lorry driving is not a profession … Continue reading Luella Bates: the First Female Lorry Driver

Why the British Armed Forces’ ‘Gay Ban’ was actually an ‘LGBT+ Ban’

By Caroline Paige The UK military’s ‘gay ban’ was finally lifted on 12 January 2000 in the House of Commons. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 had ‘decriminalised homosexual acts, in private between two men’ over 21 years old, but it had provided the Armed Forces with an exemption, through their own single-service discipline Acts. It … Continue reading Why the British Armed Forces’ ‘Gay Ban’ was actually an ‘LGBT+ Ban’

“I was always more than a label” Coretta Scott King

“Behind every great man there’s a great woman”. What a bullshit quote. In a supportive relationship a man and woman can complement each other really well, but a woman isn’t great just because a man is. No more should we be seeing women in history as the feature of a notable man.