Brainfood is an ad hoc selection of articles, lectures and blogs that made us think.  We are big fans of learning, challenging our ideas and hearing about new ways of looking at the world….so please let us know about any good stuff we could add to this page.

Brene Brown

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability.
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
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TKen Robinsonhis RSA Animate is taken from a speech given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education expert and recipient of the RSA  Benjamin Franklin award.
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hbrHBR Blog by Monique Valcour
If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material.
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athene donaldDame Athene Donald discusses what it takes to succeed in academia.
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John BecurIndependent Exclusive: Commons Speaker John Bercow attacks ‘sexist, snobbish, yobbish’ PMQs and says he favours radical reform.
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Photo 26-06-2013 14 25 23Let’s be more radical about women’s sport.
Women may have won three-quarters of the UK medals in the Sochi Winter Olympics but there’s more to do to challange gender stereotypes, says Sue Tibballs, former chief executive of the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation. Click here to read the article.

Tech Guy Retweets Only Women for One Year
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Emily Ryall discusses why Helen Grant’s MP comments were misjudged.
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hbr2Fear of Being Different Stifles Talent
by Kenji Yoshino and Christie Smith
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The Meaning of Success for webCall for academia to do more to support female progression. More than 50 senior members of staff at the University of Cambridge have called for a rethink on how success is valued and measured in academia so that women are not disadvantaged in academic appointments and promotions.
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mary beard

The Public Voice of Women by Mary Beard
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dina medlandCorporate Leadership Focuses At Last On What Matters: Ethics by Dina Medland
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