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…


“Treat of the week was lunch with Antonia Fraser”

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…


Where did Spring go?

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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