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Professor Ann Oakley, one of the key members of Ealing's Women's Liberation

AS a celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month and to mark the 50th anniversary of Ealing's Women's Liberation, Gabriela Loureiro interviewed one of the key members of the group – Professor Ann Oakley, best-selling writer, academic and author of the path-breaking texts Sex, Gender and Society (1972) and The Sociology of Housework (1974).

The conversation revolves around the history of the group, its consciousness-raising (CR) activities and the challenges of feminist community building.

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Protesters gather at Ealing Town Hall in February 2020 against high rise development in the borough. Image Credit: Pino Agnello

EALING has a long-held reputation for being 'Queen of the Suburbs', but some residents have been increasingly alarmed at the number of tower blocks rising into the sky in recent years.

Clusters of campaign groups exist trying to fend off development they believe is harmful to the area and the latest 'newbies' to the scene is Stop the Towers, initially set up in 2019.

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Professor Gus John has been named one of the 30 Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders globally

THE University of West London (UWL) based in Ealing will welcome renowned equality rights campaigner, Professor Gus John, who will hold a virtual talk exploring the possibilities for a socially and racially just future in education.

Furthering his efforts to tackle injustice nationally, Professor Augustine 'Gus' John will set out the focus and policy changes needed in schools and colleges.

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