Why Are Women Frightened of Maths?

Posted on December 11th, 2014 in Diary | no comments »
The Cinnamon Club

Why Are Women Frightened of Maths? To plan Question Time at Langley Park School for Girls for 400-500 guests, yesterday I met Dr Anne Hudson (Headteacher of this school for 1,600 girls) and Diane Carrington (Head of Governors), both adventurous Read more…


M is for Money

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Diary | no comments »
Megan Powell Vreeswijk

M is for Money I met with Dr Samantha Callan last week to discuss our research project on why women fear maths – I’ve found that this ranges from timidity to being frozen like a rabbit in headlights. I’m the Read more…


Do what’s urgent and leave the rest till later

Posted on November 18th, 2014 in Diary | no comments »
Money Stuff International edition

Do what’s urgent and leave the rest till later I spent last week tackling the final knotty problems in preparing the Money Stuff international $ edition. The last problems are always the ones that take three times longer than expected. Read more…


Celebrating Women of the Year

Posted on October 14th, 2014 in Diary | no comments »
Women of the Year 2014

The focus of the Women of the Year luncheon was on global brutality towards women as the result of medieval practices, often tolerated for so-called cultural reasons.

What brutality? The exploitation of children as sex slaves; genital mutilation of young girls to prevent their future enjoyment of sex; “honour killings” – which could correctly be called dishonour killings…

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A week free of interruptions

Posted on August 16th, 2014 in Diary | no comments »
Cannizaro House

A week free of interruptions Last week I left home and went to Cannizaro House in Wimbledon to a place recommended by my taxi driver. It’s an utterly wonderful 18th Century house with grounds open to the public and I Read more…


Why do women have such a negative view of maths?

Posted on August 7th, 2014 in Diary | no comments »
Jane Austin and money - on the face of the £10 note

Why do women have such a negative view of maths? Had lunch at the Bibendum with Baroness Margaret Jay, who was a former Minister for Women. We want to find out the origins of the bad image that maths has Read more…


“Off to Cornwall!”

Posted on July 31st, 2014 in Diary | no comments »
The Abbey, Penzance

Monday 21 July. Dr Samantha Callan, stayed overnight. She’s an anthropologist and a director of the Centre for Social Justice. She says that staying with me is “like going home to mum”. I try to give her breakfast in bed when she stays…

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From Downing Street to Oxford Street

Posted on July 11th, 2014 in Diary | no comments »
11 Downing Street

From Downing Street to Oxford Street Friday, 27 June. Meeting with Edwina Dunn in her sky-high, glass boardroom. I wore new peach jacket – Wallis sale. Elegant blond entrepreneur Edwina and her husband revolutionized retail sales when they started a Read more…


Why no progress in 50 years?

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 in Diary | no comments »
Justine Picardie's Party at Kensington Palace

I seemed to spend it head down, at my office being a first-time publisher, but my diary proves there was plenty of fun…

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