‘If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together’

An Intern’s Reflection by Selina Stone I heard this African proverb once and it has never left me. In the culture of our day, speed seems to be everything. Being a new Londoner (sorry Birmingham) this is even more apparent. We rush out of the house in the morning and we rush back home in […]

Women Bishops in the House of Lords

I am grateful to hear the announcement that we will be fast-tracking women Bishops, below is an article I wrote for The House Magazine in Novenber 2013, please do have a read. “The longer the Anglican church keeps women Bishops out of the Lords, the more it stands to lose” Soon it will be Synod and our vexed […]

The Best Parts of the Job…

Perhaps it is that our culture has become quite negative about politics that I am so often asked what are the most difficult and the worst parts of my job. But this morning as I was walking past Peers Entrance a man was taking his young children out of their buggy to sit them on […]

BBC Radio 4 – Woman’s Hour ‘Young Baronesses’

“You are not what we expected” is quite often the response from people when they have invited a Baroness to speak but have not looked up my biography.  Their response is normally in relation to my age and for that they can be forgiven as the average age for Members of the House of Lords […]