Inspiring role models can help more girls consider a career in science.
The new government should link policies on education, career progression and welfare to tackle the lack of women in science.
Thousands of people protested against planned cuts to science in 2010.
The UK’s commitment to a referendum on EU membership could already be harming the UK’s reputation in science.
Dog shows to be ring-fenced? Whittingdale (left) in 1993.
Conservative cultural policy is likely to be defined by severe cuts – possibly even the abolition of the department itself.
Morning after: how the nationals covered the election.
So that’s that, then. The pollsters got it wildly wrong and the UK did not wake up on Friday to endless debates about coalitions, minority governments and who would deal with whom. Instead a startled “national…
This was supposed to be the “social media election” but in the end it was those who moved beyond horse-race journalism, on whatever platform, who excelled.
Right now, do we need light jokes about slightly potty old Blighty?
A new era.
The Conservative Party looks set to do even better than the surprising exit polls predicted, but the real glory in this election lies with the small parties. The SNP have virtually wiped the main parties…
Clegg may have clung on to his seat, but things aren’t looking good.
We knew this would be a bad night for the Lib Dems but few predicted it’d be this bad. Vince Cable, Danny Alexander, Simon Hughes, Jo Swinson, Ed Davey, Lynne Featherstone and many others have lost their…
How would you feel about Frank Underwood as your next Prime Minister?
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Fictional politicians may have spoilt the party for the real ones – they’re much more charismatic, dramatic and funny. What would happen if seven of the best competed?
What is best for graduates?
Every party is promising changes to the running of universities, from tuition fees to teaching methods. What will this do to higher education?
Britain’s true colours.
Politicians should cut the language deficit for the sake of voters.
An interview sparked rumours that he may be about to endorse Ed Miliband.
This is a timely and vibrant film, funny at times – and not without a hint of editorial distance from director Winterbottom.
Which football team do I support again?
Ordinary bloke or posh twit? Meet the ancient Greek David Cameron.
The SNP manifesto only mentions sports in two places.
The SNP should acknowledge the role sport could have in many of their manifesto pledges.
The SNP wants Westminster to learn from them.
The SNP wants the UK to match Scotland’s commitments to carbon reduction.
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Books and the ballot box have a long and winding history.
It’s possible to believe a little too much in Britain.
Overseas aid plays a huge role in defence, which makes cutting it a dangerous mistake.
Small party politics just got smaller.
Gordon Shrigley is running for election with nothing to offer ‘but offer itself’ – Lois Rowe met up him to discuss.
Just a regular Labour millionaire.
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Labour’s latest election broadcast is a direct-to-audience address by the actor Martin Freeman, who you might know from The Hobbit, Sherlock and The Office. It’s a curious affair – as Freeman stands alone…
A real missed opportunity.
Rory Mulvey/Channel 4
The political docudrama missed a huge opportunity to offer real insight so close to another election.