Monthly Archives: October 2015

Canals, Council Chambers and Science Laboratories

I was asked to write a blog this week by Councillor Penny Holbrook. Penny met a girl this week who didn’t think that women could be scientists. When asked why, it turned out that she had never met one or … Continue reading

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Proud (Corporate) Mum

Like many parents, I spent my Saturday morning this week relaxing with my kids. We went to an event the Council had put on, and they had a great time playing on bouncy castles and mobbing someone in what I’m reliably … Continue reading

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Afternoon with a Social Worker

This blog first appeared on Birmingham Newsroom on 7/10/2015.  Last week I did the probably the most valuable thing I have done in a long time – I spent an afternoon shadowing one of our social workers. This is something I’ve … Continue reading

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