National Diversity Week at Stamford High School – a blogged guide by the students.

National Diversity Week at Stamford High School 2020 As this week is Diversity Week, the Prefects at Stamford High School came together to write reviews about lots of  the different forms of the creative arts which express diversity in many ways; for example, race and the LGBTQ+ community. This exercise was both informative and interesting […]

Poppy Fleming explains why cities are sexist.

Cities are sexist Exclusion by design is a huge problem women are facing in society today. Despite making up half of the world’s population, women’s needs are being ignored and radical change is urgently needed to make our planet a fairer space with equal opportunities for everyone. I have recently been reading the book Invisible […]

Darcey Sharpe asks if ‘Little Women’ is a feminist novel?

Is Little Women, by Louisa Alcott, a feminist novel? “Little Women” is a classic novel written by Louisa Alcott, which is based on her own experiences. As she grew up with three sisters, I would say that the novel is very realistic as it is known for presenting many of her personal viewpoints and is […]

Grace Keeling blogs about the need for gender eqaulity in Spain.

Gender inequality’; a phrase almost unheard of in the past, but now discussed extensively on almost a daily basis, for some is a burning passion for change and for others an eye-rolling conversation starter. Nowadays, gender inequality may be seen by many as a diminishing issue globally and has generally made huge advances towards a […]

Anna Harris discusses the different approaches taken by the Suffragists and the Suffragettes.

Suffragists vs Suffragettes: When it comes to women campaigning for their right to vote, it is the Suffragettes who the majority of the world remembers most prominently. However, another women’s suffrage group was formed before them. The Suffragists took a very different approach in their campaigning, but which group covered more ground in women’s suffrage? […]

James Farrow blogs on The Making of Modern Britain.

The Making Of Modern Britain Over the summer, whilst preparing for my politics A-level course, I watched a documentary on the “The Making of Modern Britain, part 1” by Andrew Marr. I found the documentary thought-provoking as it discussed a number of influential female figures of the early 1900’s. One woman I learnt about was […]

Freddie Pacey blogs about the characters and ideologies within ‘Legally Blonde’

The Characters and Ideologies within “Legally Blonde” Legally Blonde is a film made in 2001, directed by Robert Luketic and starring Reese Witherspoon. It was adapted into a musical and performed in 2007, introducing a multitude of impressively memorable songs. Both the theatrical and film version focus around Elle Woods; a young chairwoman of the […]

Luisa Queiros blogs on the contemporary relevance of ‘Measure for Measure’

The RSC’s latest production of ‘Measure for Measure’ shows the 17th century classic remains astoundingly topical   ‘Who will believe thee, Isabel?’, asks a smartly suited Angelo to the young nun that squirms under his grip beneath a burning spotlight. ‘Fit thy consent to my sharp appetite’, he warns, ‘Or, by the affection that now […]

Luisa explains why #Metoo is no joke.

  How many of you could, with 100 per cent confidence, explain what #metoo is to someone who has never heard of it before? Even though the twitter movement has been around for more than a year, I’m still surprised by the amount of people that aren’t completely sure what it’s about, so I’ll break […]

Charlotte Wren blogs about the #Metoo movement.

Who here feels as if they are directly affected by the MeToo movement? I’m guessing not many of you. It’s just something we see on social media and on the news, but we never really feel the direct effect of, especially living in our little Stamford bubble. What you may not realise, though, is that […]