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    Lady Hale: Simply hoping that the women will ‘trickle up’ has not been good enough

Lady Hale: Simply hoping that the women will ‘trickle up’ has not been good enough

Does it matter in a case if the judge is a man or a woman? If it does, why are there still so few women in the upper ranks of the judiciary? Would mandatory quotas help address the over-representation of men in public life? Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court and the first woman to have held this […]

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    Peter Tatchell: the diversity of modern relationships requires an alternative to marriage

Peter Tatchell: the diversity of modern relationships requires an alternative to marriage

Is it time for an alternative to marriage? Peter Tatchell argues that the set-in-stone legal framework of marriage does not take into account the diversity of modern lives. At the same time, with many relationships being just as loyal and enriching as those between people in love, there is no reason to continue restricting legal protection to the latter […]

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    Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

Julia Gillard: It is in everybody’s interest to make sure that we are educating every child

The world’s children must be equipped to meet the challenges of our globalised world – irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, or location – argues Julia Gillard. She talks to Artemis Photiadou about the vital work of the Global Partnership for Education, and its impact in improving the lives of millions of children in the developing world.

Could you explain how […]

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    Shami Chakrabarti: not guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals is not politics – it’s cruelty

Shami Chakrabarti: not guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals is not politics – it’s cruelty

A year since being appointed Shadow Attorney General, Shami Chakrabarti discusses the challenges and advantages of the position, as well as key issues facing British politics with Artemis Photiadou and Tena Prelec.

How do you find the transition from being a high-profile practitioner to being a frontline politician?

It’s a major transition even though I was a very public practitioner and […]

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    Eleanor Mills: Women are still portrayed through the lens of an old, male, pale, stale establishment

Eleanor Mills: Women are still portrayed through the lens of an old, male, pale, stale establishment

A new report by Women in Journalism, titled “The Tycoon and the Escort: The business of portraying women in newspapers”, shines a light on the extent to which British media offer a male-dominated interpretation of society. The title refers to the description used in the coverage of the murder by a businessman of his lover, which “could easily have […]

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    Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Since formed in the late ’80s, Stonewall has been at the forefront of social and legislative progress for LGBT equality. Ahead of her LSE lecture, Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s Chief Executive, sat down with Hayley Reed and Artemis Photiadou to discuss the charity’s work, the importance of education, the role of faith communities, as well as some of the challenges that […]

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    Interview with Gareth Stedman Jones: Myth and reality in Karl Marx

Interview with Gareth Stedman Jones: Myth and reality in Karl Marx

In Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion, Gareth Stedman Jones historicises and deconstructs one of the most mythologised figures of the past 100 years. He discusses the intellectual history of Marx, the misconceptions around his thinking, and lessons for the 21st century with editor Artemis Photiadou.

The book sets out to separate Marx from Marxism. What is the difference between the […]

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    Interview with Joseph Stiglitz: “Leaving the EU is not going to immunise you against bad policies”

Interview with Joseph Stiglitz: “Leaving the EU is not going to immunise you against bad policies”

Can the euro be saved? How should the EU respond to Brexit? In an interview with editors Artemis Photiadou and Stuart Brown, Nobel Prize-winning economist and bestselling author Joseph Stiglitz discusses the structural problems at the heart of the Eurozone, why an amicable divorce may be preferable to maintaining the single currency, and how EU leaders should respond to […]