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Cracking the Enigma of Alan Turing

The Imitation Game, based on the life of bona fide genius Alan Turing, opens in cinemas today. His story reveals not just a personal triumph, says Alice Hutton, but a national shame.

Victim blaming rears its ugly head again

When the Thai Prime Minister addressed the recent murder of two young Brits in his country, he appeared to blame Hannah Witheridge, one of the victims. Really, asks Catherine Clack, this again?

Praise Be…?

New research suggests that praise can have negative effects on school pupils. Naziya O’Reilly wonders how rave reviews work at work.

WOW Cambridge: the lowdown

Standard Issue sent deputy editor Hannah Dunleavy to the Cambridge leg of the Women of the World festival on International Women’s Day.

Women of Character

Though as an adult she no longer has to dress up for World Book Day, Rebecca Humphries knows who she’s going as if she ever gets the opportunity.

Targeting Ovarian Cancer: Susan Calman is on board

Throughout March, Target Ovarian Cancer are encouraging us to get up close and familiar with symptoms of a disease which kills 4,300 women every year in the UK. In the first of a series of features, Sam Wonfor talks to Susan Calman, one of the charity’s ambassadors.

A proper tidy Welsh celebration

In honour of St David’s Day, we got proud Welsh woman Ruth Jones to tell us what it means to her. Here she shares the Jones’s family controversy of Sosban Fach and several delicious family recipes. Not to mention what happened with the leeks…

When Did You Last See Your Father of the Nation?

In the wake of the month-long disappearance of Kim Jong-un, international relations lightweight Jane Bostock offers North Korea some helpful tips on finding their leader if he ever goes missing again.

Fashion: Why

London Fashion Week sashays into the capital today, so we asked Bertie Bowen to tell us why fashion is so important.

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.