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Save the Children founder, Women leaving science, Disappearing crafts

Save the Children founder, Women leaving science, Disappearing crafts

Eglantyne Jebb was an Edwardian human rights activist who set up Save The Children. She also drafted a set of guidelines about looking after children properly which evolved into what we know now as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We talk to the actress, Anne Chamberlain about her one-woman show celebrating Eglantyne which is soon to be performed at the Central Family Court in London.

The cost to the UK economy of losing Women from STEM academic roles is a huge £2 billion a year. Across STEM subjects, 33% of the intake at undergraduate level is female, and in biology that figure is much higher. Yet only 9% of women make it to professor level. So why are STEM subjects still failing to retain female academics? We hear from two women who've left careers in science, and from Professor Polly Arnold from Edinburgh University about what she's doing to tackle the problem.

New research from the Heritage Crafts Association has found many traditional craft skills in the

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