In 2010 vegetarianism was something I just did not get. Vegetables are gross. How boring to just eat salad all the time! How stupid to forego such delights as steak and lamb and duck. Mmmmm duck. Over the course of 2016, however, I finally decided that being a vegetarian is the right thing to do.
I went to a talk on ‘Closing the Opportunity Gap’ by Robert Putnam, renowned political scientist and Harvard professor, at the RSA recently. He came to talk to us about the subject of his most recent book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.
This year I joined the ranks at the Hilton Metropole in London for my first annual Feminism in London conference.
Earlier this summer I went to an LSE event at which Julia Gillard, former Australian prime minister, spoke about women in politics. The event was part of the ‘Above the Parapet’ series, a joint venture by LSE and the Institute of Public Affairs that aims to collect the stories of high profile women, exploring how … More Women in public life – Julia Gillard