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September 17, 2009

Warwick praised for its support of women in physics

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/warwick_praised_for/

Two university physics departments have been recognised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for their efforts made to reduce gender inequality among academic staff.


March 02, 2009

Modern life making women 'ignorant and ill–equipped' to deal with motherhood

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/modern_life_making/

The growing trend to move miles away from hometowns and family for work is leaving many women feeling ‘ignorant and ill-equipped’ to cope with pregnancy and childbirth.


November 30, 2007

Women's fight for equal pay

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=equalpayfinal.mp3

The launch of the equal pay archive at Warwick’s Modern Records Centre is discussed by three figures who have played a central role in the battle for equal pay for women.

They are Jo Morris, senior equality and employment rights officer of the Trades Union Congress, Sue Hastings, an independent pay and employment adviser along with Rodney Bickerstaffe, the former general secretary of the public sector union Unison and chairman of the Modern Records Centre’s Advisory Board.


October 08, 2007

Doctor’s gender a factor in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=chdfinal.mp3

Dr Ann Adams, principal research fellow at the Health Sciences Research Institute, talks about her work which shows that women family doctors are not picking up on an important indicator in the diagnosis of heart disease.


January 24, 2007

The Women who have played Hamlet

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=hamlet.mp3

Tony Howard talks about his research looking at the women who have played Hamlet and the influence they have had on both the play and society.

Length: 29 minutes

Summary:

Why have some many women wanted to play Hamlet
Is is the act of playing Hamlet that is empowering for Women, or is there something about the character
How does Hamlet relate to feminism
Is there a desire to play Hamlet because women in Shakespeare’s plays don’t carry enough political significance
The female Hamlet in Russia and Eastern Europe
How have audience reactions changed
Who have been the great female Hamlets
Have other traditional Shakespearean male roles been sought by Women
What about a female Macbeth or Othello
Have female Hamlets informed the way male actors approach the role
Has our understanding of the play changed
Are there any examples of male Ophelia’s
Does a female Hamlet still have the power to shock


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