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In conversation with the indefatigable Julia Gillard

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By Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor.  Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), and the first woman to hold the positions of Deputy Prime Minister, Prime Minister & Leader of a major party in Australia. She is currently the Chair of the Board of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which is the only global fund solely dedicated to furthering education in developing countries. Earlier this year, she…

Highlight of 2015: Irish Referendum

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by Thomas Chambers, In a year that was dominated by headlines often displaying the worst that humanity can do to itself, I found solace, hope and positivity in the Irish referendum on Marriage Equality. I should have really been revising 18th century Irish history for my impending History A-level exam but, instead, I was watching Irish history being made on Twitter. I was following a hashtag that made me even…

Operation Liberation: Homophobia

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By Perdita Blinkhorn, Staff Writer In the midst of LGBT+ Pride Week, the next stage of Operation Liberation (OL) was being carried out. Two weeks ago the first OL meeting was held focusing on tackling sexism on campus, last Tuesday members of the Students’ Union (SU), LGBT+ Alliance and concerned students met to identify the causes of “casual homophobia” at the uni and come up with potential solutions. Operation Liberation…

World War and the Struggle for Equality

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Whilst there is no denying the liberating changes that occurred as a consequence of WW1, and also WW2 for women, other more recent wars have given opportunities for female equality to truly percolate. In a job role that has been historically predominantly male, the large opening up of military roles to women is a marker of the more equal times we live in today. This is by no means to…