In the centenary year of Alan Turing’s birth, Alice Hutton talks to Hilary Bedford, one of the last surviving people who worked with the secret code-breaker at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
Published in The Camden New Journal on July 5, 2012
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To read more about Turing and The Alan Turing Year click here.
It took more than 700 years but in 1939 archaeologist Dorothy Garrod became the first female professor at Oxbridge- nearly a decade before women were even allowed to take degrees at Cambridge University. Alice Hutton reports on the opening of the first permanent exhibition honouring one of the most important female academics you have probably never heard of.
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For an article on Dorothy Garrod by Dr Smith click here and for more information on her visit here.
When vintage fashion loving Alice Hutton found her favourite dress going mouldy in the back of her wardrobe, she called in the dress doctor Jo Poole. Cue a complete wardrobe transformation.
Click here for page one and here for page three. Click on the image above to visit The Dress Doctor’s website.
Alice Hutton dons her helmet and kneepads to try out feisty feminine sport roller derby with The Romsey Town Rollerbillies and meets the Cambridge women who were bored of sitting on a yoga mat and decided to get their skates on.
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On a cold evening 40 years ago, 400 students tried to storm The Garden House Hotel in Cambridge. The hotel suffered £2,000 worth of damage and eight Cambridge graduates were sent to jail. In their first interview in more than 20 years Alice Hutton talks to two of the demonstrators, Rod Caird and Nick Emley.
Originally Published in The Cambridge News
(First published in The Cambridge News on February 13, 2010).
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I finally got round to uploading a few features I wrote for The Cambridge News; a year late is better than never I suppose.
As a Czech jew Anna Bergman was studying law at Prague University when the Germans invaded in 1939. She survived three concentration camps between 1941 and 1945, and gave birth to her daughter, Eva Clarke, inside Mauthausen death camp. On Holocaust Memorial Day Alice Hutton talks to mother and daughter about their experiences.
Originally published in The Cambridge News on January 27, 2011, Holocaust Memorial Day.
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More than 65 years after her mother gave her up for adoption Suzanne Brett went looking for her birth family and discovered four younger brothers who never knew of her existence living less than 30 miles away. Suzanne Brett and her brother, Chris Wall, talk to Alice Hutton.
Page 1 can be found here (or click on the image above) and page 2 here.
Originally published in The Cambridge News and Journal Magazine on January 22, 2011.