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York Pride and Pride in Yorkshire

Isla Macneil

Tags inspirational women, LGBTQIA, Nicola Adams, Pride, role models, York Pride

York Pride and Pride in Yorkshire

With all that is going on in the political world at the moment, I am proud to live and run a business in York, a city so full of history, which manages at the same time to be so progressive at it’s heart.   The annual York Pride Parade is set to take place this weekend and our city will make history on Saturday 10 June, as every single one of its state secondary schools is set to take part for the first time in the march from the Minster to the Knavesmire.   According to Pride’s organisers, this is...


Interview with an Army Doctor

Isla Macneil

Interview with an Army Doctor

Continuing with our interviews of women working in the medical profession today next up we have Alice.  Alice is a doctor with the army.   Hi Alice,  can you tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your job? Hello, my name is Alice and I am a doctor in the Army. I am married to Alex and we live in London with our son Sebastian who is 3 months old. My father was an Admiral in the Royal Navy and my mother is a French teacher. I have two sisters called Chloe and Fabienne. As a doctor in...


Interview with a Mental Health Nurse

Isla Macneil

Tags activity box, children, gift, mary seacole, medicine, NHS, nurse, parenting

Interview with a Mental Health Nurse

  In preperation for the upcoming Mary Seacole activity pack we wanted to interview women working in the medical profession today.  First up is Arusha, a Senior Community Mental Health Nurse.   This is Arusha: Hi Arusha, can you tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your job? Hi, I'm Arusha, I grew up in South Africa and moved to England with my mum when I was 14. I trained to be a nurse about six years ago and I am now a senior community mental health nurse in Norfolk. It's a long title but, just like people...


Interview with a Space Operations Engineer.

Isla Macneil

Interview with a Space Operations Engineer.

We were lucky enough to interview Vinita Maarwaha Madill.  She is a Space Operations Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA) and runs the incredible Rocket Women, a site devoted to encouraging girls to get involved in STEM. This is Vinita. Hi Vinita, can you tell us a little bit about yourself.  What is your job?    I’m a Space Operations Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands working on future human spaceflight projects. Prior to this, I worked in Canada and as an International Space Station (ISS) Operations Engineer at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and...


Interview with a Master Chocolatier

Interview with a Master Chocolatier

For the soon to be released activity book about Mary Ann Craven, we wanted to interview another York Sweet maker to find out what it is like to have this career today. This is Claire and she is a Master Chocolatier who runs Nut Free Chox.1. Hi Claire, can you tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your job?My job is amazing! I am lucky enough to be a master chocolatier which means making and testing new chocolate products made especially for those people suffering from a nut or peanut allergy. We work hard to be gluten, egg and...

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