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‘We want a world where women are as likely as men to choose a career in it’: UK women in engineering

In the UK in 2017, some 11% of engineers were women – but given this figure stood at just 6% in 2011, education and training in science, technology,…

Positive News: Prisoners are fighting illiteracy where they are

Since most of us learn to read and write in the first year or two of school, it feels almost impossible to imagine not being able to. But…

“Top Of The Lake, a crime drama that truly explores violence against women”: The Pool

Twelve-year-old Tui Mitcham is missing. A search party of farmers and bikers meets in the town’s dive bar, gathered under her father’s leadership. From the front of the…

Writer, BBC Springwatch live blog

This year I was lucky enough to join the BBC Springwatch team to write the live blog. For three weeks, I wrote live updates from 8am to 9pm from the…

The Canadian Cheryl Strayed: Meet the 24-year-old who walked 11,000km across a continent

Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and the film that followed, spurred a new generation of women to tackle huge walks like the 2,650km-long Pacific Coastal Trail. But one walker had…