20 Years of Women Priests – Gender Equality in the Church of England

In 1994 the Church of England made an important step towards gender equality. The vote for women to be ordained was passed and the first 32 women priests in Britain were ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral. The ceremony was a milestone for Christian faith across the country, and a long awaited transition into the 21st Century.


Since then the number of female clergy members across the country have been steadily increasing and the number of male clergy members decreasing. Within the next few decades we could be seeing more women than men in dioceses across the UK.


Church Of England Statistics | 


This March marks 20 years since the vote, with a celebration held at the Cathedral on the 3rd of May. Not only will this be an important occasion for women, it will also highlight the upcoming vote in July for women to be bishops. The vote for women bishops was initially rejected in November 2012, following years of debate and controversy on the topic.


One of the first women priests to be ordained in the UK, Canon Philippa Boardman, will be giving a sermon at the celebration. In an interview she explained what it means to be a woman in the Church of England clergy 20 years after she started wearing a dog collar, and why the debate about women in the Church is so important.



Where to go for stories…

  • events online (Time Out, What’s On etc)
  • newspapers – looking for angles on the same story
  • follow up pieces, taking the story in a new direction or going back to a story and updating it
  • looking at nibs and making full stories
  • looking through the archives (anniversaries, birthdays, what happened after the story, where are they now, what happened after)
  • who do you know – have you heard anything interesting? ask your friends about anything shocking, funny, inspiring
  • business pages, charity organisations, notice boards
  • social media – looking for people posting interesting comments and follow them up on Facebook and Twitter
  • PR people – they represent and get people into the public eye. Useful to phone up and chat to
  • news wires – raw news





does your period affect your synesthesia? (question for everyone really)

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Anonymous asked: does your period affect your synesthesia? (question for everyone really) Answer: Mine does. It gets a lot stronger and I’m more prone to sensory overloads. (Anonyme question : does your period affect your synesthesia?

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George Orwell’s six elementary rules and my style guide

Keep it simple! Use George Orwell’s six elementary rules (“Politics and the English Language,” 1946):

  1. Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
  2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
  3. If it is possible to cut out a word, always cut it out.
  4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
  5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
  6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.


(source: grammarly)


My Personal Style Guide


Quotes    double for speech and quotes, single for within quotes. Single quotes are also used for words that are quoted slang or invented.

Dates    24th October 2013, 10:36AM GMT.

Abbreviations  ⟶  write out full name University of the Arts London (UAL) then abbreviate to UAL the rest of the way through.

Caps    no caps for job titles.

Italics    for book and film titles.

Bold    for headings and titles and occasional emphasis.

Names    Olivia Broome, then Broome.

Colons    for lists and introductions.

Dashes    for use as replacing commas, colons and semi-colons.

Semi-colons    when appropriate in writing but used sparingly.

Per cent    used with the symbol %

Special characters    for embroidery purposes and fun.

Synesthesia Project | FAQ

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@MikePMoffatt @Nicki_Doyle The Boston University Synesthesia Project might interest you. Sounds & colours feature http://t.co/KfltZhJXLw

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Why Does Evolution Allow Some People to Taste Words?

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The neural tangling known as synesthesia may have survived evolution because it offers benefits in creative thinking, a new study hints.

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Frontiers | Training, hypnosis, and drugs: artificial synaesthesia, or artificial paradises? | Frontiers in Cognitive Science

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The last few years have seen the publication of a number of studies by researchers claiming to have induced “synaesthesia”, “pseudo-synaesthesia”, or “synaesthesia-like” phenomena in non-synaesthetic participants.

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Seeing synaesthetic stars during sex

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A study in Frontiers in Psychology asked people who have emotional synaesthesia – they see colours when they have certain emotions – about what they experience during sex.

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The smells and colours of numbers, the biology of violence and Dara O’Briain. – Newstalk 106-108 fm

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Newstalk 106-108 fm
The smells and colours of numbers, the biology of violence and Dara O’Briain.
Newstalk 106-108 fm
We’ll also be telling you if you have ‘synaesthesia’.

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10 Weird Ways Your Brain Is Tricking You

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Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It informs our decisions, guiding us carefully through the fog that is the world around us . . . except for when it lies to us. You see, our brains are fickle friends and love to play games.

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