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Lithuanian Muslims………..a historical perspective

It may not be the kind of place you would expect to stumble upon a mosque, but Muslims have lived among the forests and lakes of Lithuania for more than 600 years – showing that tolerance reigned here in the … Continue reading

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Another academic institution enters the 21st century………………….

The last all-male academic institution at Oxford University admitting undergraduates has voted unanimously to admit female undergraduate students. St Benet’s Hall trustees have decided female students will be able to apply from this autumn. Prof Werner Jeanrond, master of St Benet’s, said … Continue reading

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University of Oxford nominates first female vice-chancellor in its 800-year history

The University of Oxford has nominated its first female vice-chancellor in its 800-year history. Professor Louise Richardson, who is currently principal at St Andrews University, is set to take up the role at the start of next year, subject to … Continue reading

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Stunning piece of psychological research…………..or perhaps not!

Good-looking men are more likely to be selfish, new research claims. The study, carried out by psychology researchers at Brunel University London, used 125 male and female participants to test an evolutionary theory that more attractive individuals profit from social inequality … Continue reading

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Women ‘blocked from boardrooms’…………..really?

Nearly one in five women believe it is almost impossible for a female to reach a senior management role in business, according to a report. In a survey of 2,000 working women by communications giant 02, half replied that all the … Continue reading

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Marin Alsop – Royal Philharmonic Society Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society is awarded in recognition of services to music. Recipients have included composers, conductors, performers, music commentators, patrons, programmers, publishers and educationists. Since 1826, when the first recipient was Carl Maria von Weber, Honorary Membership … Continue reading

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Church of England Finally Enters the 21st Century………………..

The Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops for the first time in its history. Its ruling General Synod gave approval to legislation introducing the change by the required two-thirds majority. This will end several centuries of … Continue reading

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A Psychologist and gender inequality……………..

Attempts to encourage more girls to study the sciences ‘completely deny human biology and nature’, an academic has claimed. Schools should stop trying to close education gender gaps because innate differences between the sexes mean they will always be drawn to … Continue reading

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Shock News in Berlin……… Philharmonic Invite Female Conductor

Having watched several of the live TV broadcasts by the Berlin Philharmonic I am on their mailing list each year when the new concert season is announced. So when I received an electronic brochure last week I spent a little … Continue reading

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One Small Step for Women……………………but the march continues!

A Cathedral first as new organ scholar is appointed to St Paul’s The new organ scholar of St Paul’s has been appointed, and will mark a first in the Cathedral’s history. Rachel Mahon will take up the position of William and … Continue reading

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