Archive for: June 2016

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Why I ❤️ Wentworth Prison

Alison Carr can’t wait to get locked up again with the inmates at Wentworth, and sets out a few reasons why anyone who hasn’t had the pleas...
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Building blocks

It’s National Women in Engineering Day. Time to stop teaching girls that they aren’t built to do a subject that they are perfectly capable of, say...
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Living with a teenage stranger

Claire Handrick has misjudged the challenges of being the mother of a teenager and has decided to chronicle the joys, frustrations, hair-pullin...
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7 Wonders: Glastonbury 2016

The country's most famous music festival kicks off tomorrow, so we've asked our contributors what they'd be watching if they were there.
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The egg and spoon race for life

It's School Sports Week, so Dotty Winters is wondering if we could update sports day to include some real-life skills, like running to answer t...
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Pretty maids all in a row

It’s 50 years since Jacqueline Susann invented the bonkbuster with Valley of the Dolls. Rowan Whiteside applauds her.
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The Midweek Quiz

Glastonbury kicks off tomorrow. How much do you know about the UK's most famous festival of music and mud?
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Look up

Sunday is National Unplugging Day, where we’re asked to switch off (technology) in order to switch on (mentally). But in the days of digital depende...
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What About Me?

Margaret Cabourn-Smith explores the idea that when it comes to stages and screens, what we see translates into what we expect to get. And more ...
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I Make the Best… Roast potatoes

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Meet ...