Sue Curd

Sue Curd

Always learning. Always writing.

Location South coast of England.


  • Sue Curd made a comment

    I enjoyed exploring many of the links to podcasts and will return to also the BBC Men Study Guide. I'd like to produce a podcast - Claire talked about the freedom to use social media to join with others who are less heard. My less-heard female voice is over sixty, invisible almost unless in work context where voice has been 'earned.' What about...

  • Thanks for this, read the Malala article. Insightful stuff. Take-away for me was to do whatever you do having thought it through emerging with a confident view. We don't need more polarisation in politics, we do need more thoughtfulness - listening well, having a place to stand.

  • Fantastic to have access to the Spare Rib archive.

  • Whether they are classed as feminist I'm not sure but I'm interested in reading about women from previous times, usually who've achieved something, but haven't appeared in the history books. An example resource I use is however there are quite a few nowadays.

  • I think there are phases I've been through. I did Facebook a long time ago and once there were people sharing inane 'sayings' and photos for the sake of it I got bored. I now only use Facebook groups since many voluntary aspects of life use Facebook as comms tool.
    I also stopped following my son when he was at Uni - I didn't realise how arrogant he was (in...

  • I thoroughly enjoyed watching Hidden Figures about the black women mathematicians working at NASA. These women were spoken over a lot, but that was the whole point of the film. It does pass the Bechdel test. When I go to see this type of film I find I can relax into much more easily, it's my world, I'll understand all the nuances, most of the lived...

  • A superb week, great videos especially in explaining the legal/government framework and thinking about suffrage and how it might have fared today. Lots to think about. A couple of these women I'd love to have met and will seek out more reading with this course as a starting point - thanks.

  • History marks the characters most charismatic, most individualist. Society's idea of heroes favours war heroes, domineering leaders. There will be more written and remembered about say Donald Trump than Jimmy Carter.
    Is it a generalisation to say that the majority of women are not individualistic or domineering? It will be interesting in say a hundred...

  • My thought exactly and the same response to Extinction Rebellion too, with campaigners bought to court. Some things never change sadly.

  • An amazingly uplifting video on Millicent's statue unveiling.

  • @CherylBonham Thanks for book recommendation - great title. Other books I've read in the subject in the last couple of years 'Do it like a Woman' Caroline Criado-Perez and for anyone interested in Women scientists there's 'A Lab of one's own' Patricia Fara.

  • @CherylBonham This is a link to an article about lots of individual Greenham women - I've been researching Greenham in the last few weeks so if you need anything else, just say.

  • Thank you for such a coherent well-paced journey setting the foundation for next week (and beyond). I've taken a fair few FutureLearn courses, this is definitely in my top 3.

  • I've only just moved to Chichester so haven't yet researched or got to know its history. However, I am familiar with the stories of a few campaigning Quaker women - there's a blog post on eight 'badass' Quaker women if anyone is interested:
    Fabulous first week - I'm writing a novel currently set in 1980s...

  • I didn't know about this Act. Totally abhorrent (but not surprising) that Parliament would come up with a solution to VD that didn't affect the men and affected the women (as if they were sub-human) so adversely. Awful to think of innocents such as Elizabeth Burley getting caught up in this - how many more were there I wonder. Brilliant course.

  • Michele, thanks for sharing your story. And not so long ago either. I imagine she fought her own daughters to not have to go through the same.

  • I haven't got anything new to add but am so much enjoying all the thoughts and provision of more knowledge contributed. It's cheering up a grey old day.

  • And the amazing Made in Dagenham film.

  • The teacher salary scales differentiated for women was a surprise to me. And wow, that it still happened in 1960s. I started work in the civil service in early 1970s, when a male colleague for promoted before me (with less skill IMHO and less length of service) everyone even my women colleagues said that it was best that Arthur got the promotion after all he...

  • The body language is all in the picture. The woman seems assured and is offering the banker to take and look at the proffered document but he seems reluctant. The snooping clerk shows us this is an unusual occurence. The other woman's facial expression seems to suggest a hint enjoyment of the possible difficulties the banker is finding in self-searching...

  • I stopped work in early 1980s - it was the done thing. I went back to work part-time when my son was about 2 years old and then full-time when he was 5. It was however frowned on by the vicar of my church and I found it difficult amongst friends who were stay-at-home Mums - quite judgemental. I hope nowadays, young women are kinder to each other.

  • I agree Cheryl, and generally many of the leading male religious figures of the time may well have been patronising to the poor too.

  • Sue Curd made a comment

    And the men being in the public sphere explains why their history, their stories - civil roles, businessmen, landowners, military is recorded whereas mostly the private sphere of home/family hidden away is not. I like the re-balancing of blue plaques demonstrated by the Rosie's Plaque project

  • I have a book on my shelf (been there for at least 2 years) about Ada Salter born 1866. If I'd read it yet I'd have more idea how to answer this question. As I haven't my impressions are formed by films I've seen and fiction I've read. Glad to be here to learn.

  • In my view, in this case, the Olympic Committee. Any company or organisation putting work out to tender, one would have thought, would conduct due diligence as part of the process. After that, again one would have thought, the originating organisation/company needs to manage the process, requiring checks at that goals/targets have been met at various stages...

  • We hope the course proves useful for you.

  • From the matrix the difference is that bottleneck is a low cost item whereas critical type is high cost. So I'd say no.

  • Though in 2019 Amazon killed off DASH altogether.

  • Time to do some internet research then it seems.

  • A good point to make where smaller companies need to draw the line in sharing information. Each company in the collaboration needs to stay profitable and that's for the health of every company involved.

  • If you re-read each type, at the bottom of each is an example of each type of relationship, eg supermarkets and farmers in the case of dependence leverage. There isn't an example for the last one - perhaps the rare metals supplied for example to Apple as a key component within products would be an example. This will give you a starter to do some Internet...

  • Thanks for the feedback.

  • Good to have an example explained here. Thanks.

  • minimum order quantities - see section 1.6

  • Martin, great to read that the course material is starting to be of practical help. Wishing you well for Week 2.

  • Welcome to the course Sarah. We hope you find the material useful.

  • The course looks at unforeseen circumstances later on. Probably the current pandemic has thrown up many such circumstances.

  • Often for smaller companies they only have a view or influence with their own supplier and their own customer. Whereas large OEMs often require a fuller view and often more control sometimes through educating the whole supply chain. Sometimes when it's component parts, nuts and bolts, many further up the chain won't know who the supplier is or it may be, for...

  • We hope you enjoy the course Felipe. There's always a breadth of international participation and differing experiences.

  • We hope you enjoy the course Hamza.

  • Like the point on interweaving tech.

  • Melo, some of the links are broken. This course content is under review for updates and additions - for this presentation, the corrections are unlikely to be completed.

  • It would be interesting to know the stats to how much difference and will it remain so. Good point.