Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

New: January 2015

Free-standing events

The Scottish referendum of 18 September 2014 demanded not only an event in the chronological record but additions to individual entries, like those on Kathleen Jamie and Carol Ann Duffy. Rather more recent or topical events have been added than usual: not only the Scottish vote but the Anglican Church's vote to permit women bishops, the Girl Power Summit in London against female genital mutilation, the displacement of men by women on the walls of an Oxford dining hall, and the European Space Agency's landing on a comet. Less-recent material has been added on the histories of censorship, contraception, and various aspects of the long-running struggle for gender equality.
As usual, a good deal of existing chronological material has been enhanced: this time information has been expanded on matters ranging from the Eiffel Tower through British railway history to Russian space dogs.