Boys Toys? Girls Toys? What are you giving for Christmas?

Several years ago, before my daughter could read, she was looking through the Argos catalogue with interest when I heard my son, only a few years older, pointing out ‘that says boys toys – they’re not for you, you’re a girl!’    Only 9% of UK engineering professionals are women – the lowest in Europe.  Absolutely the bottom of the…

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Five Books for Christmas and Beyond

1) Last week, I was at the Royal Society Young People’s Book Awards.  The short list of six was by a ‘grown up’ panel, but the final winner was chosen by target age readers.  According to their video reports, they loved the ‘pop ups’ in the winning book ‘How the World Works’.  So do I! But I also love the…

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