#HeForShe – Women at the cinema in 1950s Britain

by Sam Manning The 1950s was a period of decline for cinema as UK admissions fell from 1.4 billion in 1950 to under 500 million by the start of the 1960s. Cinemas were still important social spaces, but greater television ownership, improved housing conditions and new forms of youth culture are just some of the … Continue reading #HeForShe – Women at the cinema in 1950s Britain

#HeForShe – Women in Policing in the 1920s

by Ben Hodges I am very grateful for this opportunity to write for Herstory Club as part of their #HeForShe initiative. The First World War was a watershed for women. Opportunities previously off limits to them, suddenly became available in the name of the ‘war effort.’ One area in particular benefitted from female recruitment, namely … Continue reading #HeForShe – Women in Policing in the 1920s

#HeForShe – How Women Came to Rule the Kingdom of Kush

by Luke Pepera In about 600 BC, the Egyptian pharaoh Psammeticus II destroyed the Kushite capital Napata, and drove the Kushites south where they established a new capital at Meroë (in modern-day Sudan). Blessed with heavy rains and located at an enviable position between the societies of the African coast, African interior, Egypt, and the … Continue reading #HeForShe – How Women Came to Rule the Kingdom of Kush

#HeForShe – Women & Disability Sport

by Tom Weir I’ll start with a quick question. In 30 seconds, name as many British Paralympians as you can: Let me guess what you might have come up with (in no particular order)… Dame Tanni Grey-Thomson,Jonny Peacock Hannah Cockcroft David WeirEllie Simmondsthe table tennis guy from Strictly Come Dancing? (Will Bailey)Dame Sarah Storeyand to … Continue reading #HeForShe – Women & Disability Sport