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Well, it’s not rocket science!

Today the media is reporting that, whilst a woman’s health is relatively unaffected by whether she is single, together in a relationship or married, that of a man is actually improved by getting married. (Yes, some might argue, a man’s chances of suffering strained muscles or back [...]

June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Radio 5 sport- too PC?

There is much sport to savour this weekend with two showpiece events: the Derby and Champions League Final. John Pargiter will be watching the golf at Memorial where the Tiger Woods game is now restored if not match winning. Andy Murray is making a fist of it against the invincible Djorkovic and [...]

June 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

They cannot both be right

Any woman who has ever had a baby has either feared or suspected they have experienced the syndrome of their brain turning to mush during the process. I’ve personally attended innumerable female-only coffee mornings, lunches and ‘quick drinks after work’ that have consisted largely of [...]

May 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

A dissenting voice

I happened to watch The One Show on BBC1 last night, on which the guest of the day was broadcaster Clare Balding who was there to plug the Women’s Boat Race, which she has deliberately departed Channel Four Racing to present, along with its male counterpart, today. Call me old-fashioned [how many [...]

April 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Women and danger

In terms of female equality, now decades beyond the clichés of John Gray’s Women Are From Venus, Men Are From Mars, in recent times there have been media discussions of the effects of women’s menstrual cycles upon sporting performance and the menopause upon women’s working [...]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Baroness Pratt of Writtle

Baroness Pratt of Writtle passed away this month. I met her only the once but I recall this vividly. At the time, it would have been 20 years ago, I was a Visitng Professor of Middlesex Unversity and on their management board. I was invited to a dinner there and sat opposite the chancellor Baroness [...]

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Worth a read

Having acknowledged that anyone begins a piece with the words ‘Don’t get me wrong, …’ runs the risk of falling foul of the quotation from Shakespeare’s Hamlet ‘The lady doth protest too much, methinks …’ and/or the natural cynicism that accompanies [...]

January 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

An unhelpful survey

I found the report in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph entitled Age is no barrier to an active sex life for sprightly over-80s somewhat distasteful and disappointing. According to a survey of more than 7,000 elderly people conducted by Manchester University’s School of Social Science, as part of the [...]

January 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

What triumph is this?

So The Sun has quietly dropped its Page 3 topless model shots and I spent much of my yesterday being presented with female MPs, campaigners and celebrities on television and radio meowing in triumph at the demise of this iconic symbol of male chauvinism and tendency to treat women as objects, not [...]

January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ready, Steady, Go!

For most of us, after the excesses of the festive period, the New Year brings attempts in various degrees of determination to ‘make that change’ (whatever it, or they, might be). I’m sure that many follow my own traditional routine of hatching my list of ‘improvement’ goals anywhere from [...]

January 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

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