New BBC radio series From 27th September 2017, tune into the BBC World Service to hear a new radio series I've been making with producer Kate Dixon about the challenges of being an entrepreneur serving the poorest people in the world. Titled Making It Work, the programme will span India and Kenya, focusing mainly on young start-ups. It was an absolute joy to work on, with some incredible stories, so don't miss it!
The Sunday Times Following the leak of a memo by a former Google software engineer, suggesting that women are less suited than men to jobs in technology, the Sunday Times published a double-page spread containing an extract from my book, Inferior. I make the case that those who selectively use science to defend their prejudices may not be aware that the science of sex difference itself is full of bias and controversies.
Inferior now available in India My new book is now available to buy in India. Glowing reviews have already appeared in Outlook India, OPEN Magazine and Mumbai's Free Press Journal. Plus I'm pleased to announce that I'll be speaking at the Times LitFest in Mumbai in December at at the Jaipur Literature Festival in January.
The original Darwinian feminists I have a new piece out in the forthcoming edition of Prospect magazine about two women I interviewed for my book, Inferior. They are among the leading thinkers on females in evolutionary biology, and their work is (without exaggeration) mind-blowing. I was honoured to spend time with them last year, and this is an account of those meetings.
Rave reviews for Inferior Inferior has been getting brilliant reviews all over the world. Booklist said it was “A brilliant approach to a long overlooked topic", the Economist described it as "illuminating", the Daily Mail as "groundbreaking", and I was profiled in The Times. It has been NUMBER 2 in Foyles' bestseller chart for two weeks, and also been picked as a top summer read by The Independent and TED Talks.
Inferior is OUT NOW! My new book, Inferior, is hot off the press. Reviews in The Observer, New Statesman, The Independent and Bitch Magazine have been tremendous. It also appeared on the front page of The Observer Magazine and on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. But the best review so far comes from The Guardian, which described it as "quietly powerful".
Bakhshali manuscript on Radio 4 In Geek Nation, I describe an ancient Indian mathematical text, the Bakhshali Manuscript. It is thought to contain one of the first graphical representations of the zero. Since 1902 it has been stored in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. Now, finally, it is being carbon dated so we can understand its significance. You can hear my report on this on Inside Science this week.
What modesty means Modest fashion has become a big trend. But in the latest issue of New Humanist magazine I explore what it means for women to have mainstream culture celebrating the choice to cover up, and where it stands in the historical context of mate guarding and female sexual repression.