Hannah Wallis

Entries by Hannah Wallis

An Open Letter to Commuters Everywhere

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2011 | (15:14)

Dear all other peak-time commuters,

I'm sure I'm right in saying that none of us adores our daily journey to work. After all, getting up at ungodly o'clock to squash ourselves onto overpacked trains whilst paying vastly inflated prices to experience a service that's more often than not utterly borked...

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On Nobel Prizes, and why Girls Should eat Cake in History Lessons

(0) Comments | Posted 3 November 2011 | (10:44)

It was with fascination that I listened to Radio 4's profile last week of Jocelyn Bell Burnell - the scientist whose claim to fame is being passed over for the Nobel Prize for physics, despite being the person who discovered pulsars. Rather, it was awarded to her male colleague instead.

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"Dulce et decorum est"... to Wear a Poppy

(5) Comments | Posted 27 October 2011 | (13:54)

Like thousands of schoolchildren the length and breadth of the land, there was a year or so when I was about 14 in which I was immersed in a curriculum focussed on the First World War. English lessons were spent studying the poetry of Owen and Sassoon, and reading anything...

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Girls Rule. Or at Least, they Should Have the Option to

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2011 | (00:00)

Primogeniture is once again back in the news - and this time, it's nothing to do with bloody Downton Abbey (I know, I know: I'll get kicked out of the girl club for saying so, but - whisper it - I just don't care about it). Rather, that the chances...

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