Maureen Younger

Maureen Younger

A London-Scottish, multi-lingual, much-travelled stand up comic working on the mainstream, urban and gay comedy circuits, actor and writer. www.maureenyounger.com @MaureenYounger


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Outlander’s Jamie Fraser: a new kind of romantic hero?

Season two of Outlander starts next month. Maureen Younger caught up with season one and discovered protagonist Jamie Fraser might be the bravest romantic hero of all.
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The most powerful woman in the world

She started out as a physicist specialising in quantum chemistry in the communist DDR and went on to become the most successful politician in modern German history. Maureen Younger takes a look at how Angela Merkel did it.
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Oh, Vienna

With Eurovision about to waltz into Vienna, former resident Maureen Younger reflects on the city behind the sequins and statues. Three decades on, she finds a capital still alive with humour and friendship.
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Stand Up for 50:50 Parliament

The UK lies in a poxy 70th place when it comes to the percentage of women in national parliaments. Maureen Younger chatted to Stand Up For Women director Dr Sasha Rakoff about how comedy might help address the imbalance.
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Emmy Noether: the mathematician who made her work add up against the odds

In her series on great women thinkers, Maureen Younger looks at Emmy Noether, one of the 20th century’s greatest mathematical brains.
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“One is not born a woman, but becomes one”

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the birth of Simone de Beauvoir, one of feminism’s key thinkers. Maureen Younger explains why de Beauvoir is – unfortunately – still important.
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The Upside of Being A Cunning Linguist

September 26 was International Day of European Languages. Did you notice? Mais non? Then Maureen Younger wants a word with you.
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Germany – Memories of a Nation Review

Featuring 200 objects tracing history over the last 600 years, Germany: Memories of a Nation is an insightful look into the country’s past and present as Germanophile Maureen Younger discovered.
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Why we should never forget the ruined city

On the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombing raids, Maureen Younger explains how the city represents a moral maze which remains with us today.
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My Top Literature Tips

It’s National Storytelling Week, so Maureen Younger’s got some suggestions for you.