Monthly Archives: February 2011

Alan Turing papers saved for the nation

Seeing as it is still LGBT History Month in the UK (just), I was thrilled to hear that a number of important papers written by the eminent code-breaker, Alan Turing, have been saved for the nation. They were in danger … Continue reading

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For Crying Out Loud

I’ve just watched a really fascinating documentary called “For Crying Out Loud” which was on BBC4 last week, where Jo Brand explored why it is that she doesn’t cry easily. This really struck a chord with me, as until fairly … Continue reading

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Feminism and me

I’ve been a bit caught up in medical stuff lately. When you’re mired down in doctor’s appointments, hospital appointments, blood tests, medication changes etc, it can be very difficult to remember that there are other things going on in the … Continue reading

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Trouble for biographies (2010 Costa Book Awards)

I’ve just started reading my Jan/Feb/Mar edition of the excellent quarterly magazine for women writers, Mslexia. I was shocked to read that the judges for the Costa Book Awards 2010 announced in November that they had only been able to … Continue reading

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Know your LGBT History (LGBT History Month)

February is LGBT History Month. In honour of this, yesterday evening I finally watched “Milk”, the excellent film of the life of Harvey Milk, starring Sean Penn. For those of you who don’t know who Harvey was, he was an … Continue reading

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