100 First Women Portraits

100 First Women Portraits , striking photos celebrating pioneering women of the 21st century, will be the first post-lockdown exhibition at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) when the cultural venue re-opens on 24 October 2020.

The extraordinary collection of images by South-West photographer Anita Corbin is the culmination of her 10-year personal quest to create an inspiring visual archive of modern women who have achieved ‘firsts’ in their field, often in male-dominated professions and environments.

It includes a...

Smash stereotypes to bits – IET launches new campaign to get more young people into STEM

Authored by News Desk

A new campaign has been launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) designed to ‘smash stereotypes to bits’ as new research suggests that there is still a disparity between boys and girls, as well as other demographic groups, considering a career in STEM.

According to the research, just 26% of girls are looking to pursue a career in STEM compared to 43% of boys,...

New play inspired by the Suffragette-Suffragist struggle comes to Plymouth

Authored by Gillian Taylor

A new play inspired by an imagined meeting between two great leaders of the women’s suffrage campaign is coming to the Barbican Theatre Plymouth as par of a tour of the South West.

The Cause depicts the explosive meeting of minds when Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst come together at a time when campaigns for women’s rights were at their most revolutionary & embattled....

Women with Altitude: Top 10 inspiring women from the world of aviation

Authored by Sarah Parker

Female empowerment is a hotter topic than ever, meaning International Women’s Day (8 March) is set to be more inspiring than ever before.

And to celebrate, we're shouting about women’s achievements in the aviation industry, from well-known heroes such as Amelia Earhart to lesser-known legends who deserve more kudos, like Amy Johnson, the Brit who flew solo from the UK to Australia....

The Homeless Period Project Plymouth

Authored by SophieMarsh99

Most women think of their period as the dreaded time of the month... Well, imagine being homeless and having your period without having access to sanitary items and proper hygiene, forcing you to just go without, with no other option but to use toilet paper, pieces of clothing or anything else absorbent that you can get there hands on.

If these women don't have access to proper...

Does your school need a Lollipopper?

Authored by Mary

Motor insurance specialist, Churchill Insurance, has launched a nationwide campaign to identify schools in need of a Lollipopper and have pledged to recruit and deploy 50 in areas of need for the next school year.

The campaign, launched by actor and father-of-two, Robert Webb, will give the public the opportunity to nominate a primary school they feel is in need of a Lollipopper before...

Council launches forum to help women return to work

Authored by Mary

A forum designed especially to help women return to work has been officially launched by the City Council. The forum was the Council’s pledge to make sure that women had access to all the advice and support they would need to help them return to work after maternity or child care leave. The support forum offers guidance on family friendly working policies and where to access all kinds of...


Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Event Date: 
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 19:00

Women and cinema series

Introduction and Q and A by Holly Tarquini, Founder of the F-Rating, producer of Bath Film Festival and life-long feminist.

Holly Tarquini, producer at the Bath Film Festival, is known for establishing a new rating system, the F-Rating, which is applied to films which have a strong female director, actor or writer. Gravity is the perfect film to illustrate the point, failing the Bechdel Test it is nevertheless a heart-pounding thriller, a philosophical meditation on the human condition and a kick-ass feminist cinema manifesto.


This Girl Can: Women encouraged to get active

Authored by Mary

January is traditionally a bumper month for active resolutions and the Sport England national campaign This Girl Can in association with Active Devon will be encouraging women of all shapes and sizes to try out lots of different ways of getting active.

During a whole month of visits, workshops and other celebratory activities, Active Devon the County Sports Partnership whose emphasis...

Gender pay gap: Women working for free!

Authored by Mary

Women managers in the South West are effectively working for free an hour and a half every day, new gender pay gap data reveals.

The findings of an annual survey of 72,000 UK managers, published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and salary specialist XpertHR, reveal that women working in equivalent full-time roles in the region earn 20% less than men, meaning that they are...


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