Samuel 613 Fills A Void in North London – Published in The Forward (US)

Published in The Forward – February 26, 2016 [Click on image below to view full-size page]     There is a New York-based blog called “Hasid or Hipster” that juxtaposes the bushy beards and black hats of Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish population with those of the district’s hipsters and asks readers to guess which is which….

Morning Stories: On Nepotism – Broadcast on Sky News

The journalist Etan Smallman asks whether we should choose talented people over those with good connections. [Click below to view video] For some people it isn’t what they know that counts. Rather, it’s who they know that will secure a job, an internship or a school place. Should we help turn this situation on its…

Where are all the women inventors? – Published in The Guardian

23 June marks national Women in Engineering Day, but this year’s ‘Oscars of innovation’ highlighted a dearth of women inventors. By Etan Smallman When Sir Tim Hunt referred to his “trouble with girls”, the joint-winner of the 2001 Nobel prize for medicine got into a little spot of bother himself. The uproar over his comments…