Monday, 27 April 2009

Women in Power

So, now it is official: Johanna Sigurdardottir is in power as the leader of the Social Democrats in Iceland.

I was at Balliol College yesterday evening having dinner. The wall is covered with male luminaries from years gone by, past masters and fellows. Balliol was the first traditional all-male college to elect a woman as fellow and tutor in 1973. But there is very little space for her portrait (if one exists), should the college decide to hang it up. Maybe the men decorating the wall at present could be moved a little closer together to make way for a woman among them.

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