I met a BBC Robot Wars judge recently. Actually when we first met I was more interested in her gold coloured boots that were ‘tweet’ enabled. Dr Lucy Rogers describes herself as someone who makes engineering fun. She hacks, she makes, she writes and she is an influencer. Her book It’s ONLY Rocket Science published...Read More
Adrian, a friend of Semple’s, recently posted some bold views on our company LinkedIn page on a truism about women and interviews. He commented: “With an uneven gender balance in senior positions, many more aspiring female managers and directors are interviewed by men than vice versa. Subconsciously or not, colour, length, style of dress (did she dare to...Read More
I took a photograph of my shadow recently while in Ostia, the local beach near to Rome. I started to think about what shadows mean and wondered how I could develop a narrative around shadows and fabric, the reason why I was in Italy. I began with the following notes: ‘Am on an early train to...Read More
Famous for being the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare’s work spans the globe, earning his work the most performed of any other playwright. His own story however, laced with mystery and clouded by the time in which he lived has made him one of the most beloved figures of our time. He...Read More
I was walking through town today when my faith in humanity got restored. My day was made by a stranger. I often feel as though it’s a monstrous world that we live in, but I guess that’s negative thinking. A girl, who seemed to be just a few years older than me, was standing in...Read More
A couple of week’s ago I was a guest speaker at the Royal Bank of Scotland Focused Women’s Week event hosted by the talented Heather Melville, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Head of Inclusive Initiatives at RBS. I began my talk by stating that Heather was a rare asset and I explained that each year,...Read More
The sun is rearing its wonderful head and shining once again so, in light of this, there’s no better time to encourage our complexion to do the same. So in order to help our skin illuminate under the suns rays, here are five products to give you that gorgeous glow. As always, be sure to...Read More
I would imagine that there are three kinds of readers of this message: those who know me very well, those who know aspects of who I am, and those who are still figuring me out. For the last six weeks I have been hosting exclusive evening events in my atelier built in 1692 in Covent...Read More
I was ten years old when I asked my friends to play ‘jump the cloud’ with me. This was a game I’d made up, where I pretended that the painted shapes on the playground concrete were clouds and imagined that the space around them was the sky. But my friends were going on eleven and they were growing...Read More
For my birthday, I was given a hefty non-fiction book entitled ‘Warrior Women: 3000 Years of Courage and Heroism’ and approached it with caution. I know all too well that misogyny is still a major problem in Western society, despite the progress made towards bridging the inequality between men and women, but I’m still wary...Read More
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