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 […]

Pippa Bradshaw explains the history of British Feminism

The History of British Feminism Feminism is now generally used to describe the movement for gender equality. However, historically it focused on the inequalities between men & women.Mary Wollstonecraft is often seen as the Grandmother of British Feminism and was famous for her book The Vindication of the Rights of Woman which she wrote in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rosie Harvey blogs on #MeToo: Women and the The Duchess of Malfi

‘#MeToo: Women and The Duchess of Malfi’ Lecture:   On Thursday evening, SES Sixth Form English Literature students were treated to a lecture on The Duchess of Malfi by the PhD student Stephanie Collins from the University of Leicester. Stephanie Collins’ main interests lie in medieval literature and history, which was really displayed in her […]

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 […]