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April 27 1759 is the birthday of Mary Wollstonecraft, remembered today as one of the earliest modern feminists (although the Oxford English Dictionary doesn’t record the word ‘feminist’ in usage until 1852). Her work A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a landmark text in the history of feminist writing, appearing, as it did, […]more
Cast your mind back to your twelve-year-old self stuck in the classroom on a Friday afternoon in the middle of a French lesson. (Or German, or Spanish, for that matter.) If you grew up as a native monolingual English speaker, what was the thing you struggled with the most when learning a foreign language? Was […]more