A new educational resource from the National Archives designed for teachers of Key stage 1,3,5 – Suffragettes on File . It makes use of 40 original documents and has lessons planned around the theme. Topics include forcible feeding, window smashing campaign and the activities of the WSPU.
Last week the OECD introduced the OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality. This aims to identify measures to increase women’s participation in a range of situations focusing on the 4 areas of government, parliament, judiciary and public administration. The main portal offers free access to a wealth of gender related resources. Use it to […]
International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. This year the theme is Press for Progress. See also this YouTube video on Gender Equality
Based on the popular British Library exhibition and a new online exhibition from Google Arts and Culture. It includes the early manuscripts and sketches of author J.K. Rowling and is of particular interest to historians of images and texts on artefacts relating to the history of magic, divination and herbology. See the spectacular Ripley scroll, […]
World Book day was celebrated on Thursday What are the benefits of reading? The Reading Agency quotes a number of studies on economic, health and well-being and educational impacts on children. The National Literacy Trust has produced an interesting study on the link between literacy and life expectancy– eg. ‘A boy born in Stockton Town Centre (which […]
To celebrate the arrival LGBT History Month view this collection on which features primary source documents and teaching materials relating to the impact of the 1969 Stonewall violence on the Gay liberation movement in the USA. It includes photographs interviews and materials on changing attitudes towards the gay community.
Art of the March is an online archive and interactive presentation of protest signs and posters collected from the activists in the aftermath of the historic Boston Women’s March on January 21, 2017. There will be over 6,000 that can be sorted by concern, strategy and keyword. Topics covered include an insight into concerns raised […]
University of Leicester has moved up to 44th position. Find out the others from the annual Stonewall 100 list. There are categories for type of public and private sector employers, some case studies and details on the methodology used.
27th January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It is the date of the Holocaust Memorial Day which is time to remember those who died in the Second World War Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The Holocaust Memorial trust has details of this year’s theme the power of Words. Two well regarded […]
The ‘gross benefits are, on average, £87,000 for each EU student and £102,000 for each non-EU student according to the latest research published this week by The Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan. Download the full text from the website to find out more. Also published this week by the Higher Education Policy Institute What […]