Two Wheels and Tall Tales: The Journey of Annie Londonderry

by Ellie Hendricks Of all past inventions, bicycles can be pinpointed as one of the key material developments in the promotion of women’s rights. Through providing transport and freedom in the 19th century, bicycles and the social phenomenon they brought with them represented a new personal liberty that few women of the time would have … Continue reading Two Wheels and Tall Tales: The Journey of Annie Londonderry

#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

We All Get Bad Days – the productive life of Valerie Storie

by Dr Nina Baker Did you have a close call today when a truck nearly caused an accident on the motorway? Or perhaps you are a female driver, and a male driver overtook you, putting you in a riskier position on the road, so perhaps you think male drivers should pay higher insurance premiums? Did … Continue reading We All Get Bad Days – the productive life of Valerie Storie