#HeForShe – Women, work & accidents on Britain’s railways

by Mike Esbester On 30 September 1922, railway carriage cleaner Mary Watson suffered a life-changing accident. Working at Queen Street Station in Glasgow, by 3.20pm she was just under 2 hours into her 8 hour shift. As part of a team, her role was to sweep out the carriage compartments and corridors between passenger services. … Continue reading #HeForShe – Women, work & accidents on Britain’s railways

Downton Abbey and the Disabled Servicemen of the First World War

by Beth Wyatt A decade ago this year, ITV’s aristocratic period drama Downton Abbey returned for its second season. Following on in theme from the dramatic conclusion of the first series – which saw Lord Grantham announce the outbreak of war to his family, domestic staff, and garden party guests – these episodes depicted the First World … Continue reading Downton Abbey and the Disabled Servicemen of the First World War

#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