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Is not-London the new London (CityMetric)

The novelist AL Kennedy recently said that “being out of London is the new being in London”. Ironically we were both moving to the same place for largely the same…

On Yer Bike: London’s cycle superhighways (The Motherhood)

One of the interesting aspects of being in London, according to Jonathan Raban, author of the 1974 book Soft City, is trying to mentally encompass, and navigate around,…

Epping Forest and Butler’s Retreat (The Motherhood)

The ancient woodland that is now called Epping Forest once also covered the geographical areas of Hainault Forest and Waltham Forest, and was in fact called ‘The Forest…

Charisma (Sorbet Magazine)

An article I did for Sorbet Magazine in it’s ‘Power’ issue (Issue 12). Below is the pre-publication clipping.

I’m a feminist mother, but here’s why I don’t like ‘nice’ dolls (Tantrum.xyz)

I’ve always been a feminist. Growing up in a misogynistic city in the 1970s, where girls and women were judged only by their looks and subjected to anything…

What do mobile millennials want from urban transport (InMotion)

As city populations continue to boom, mobility is increasingly a casualty of urban infrastructure under pressure. How do mobile millennials – one of the most talked about population segments –…

Re-imagining Walthamstow Nightlife (E List)

Walthamstow is undergoing some immense changes, but are we overlooking the need for a decent nightlife and live music scene? Deborah Talbot talks to local promoters and Waltham…

What Brexit might mean for families (Tantrum.xyz)

It was that debate with Michael Gove on the EU referendum, the one where he talked about his family’s fish merchant business in Aberdeen being destroyed by EU…

Creativity inside and outside universities (Sociological Imagination)

The Alternative Academia Network will be holding its second meeting on the 14th February 2016. The aim is to discuss how creativity works inside and outside universities. The…

What hipsters tell us about cities [The Unapologists]

Deborah Talbot takes a look at hipsters and asks, from the perspective of subcultural analysis, what exactly are they all about, and should we be quite so mean…