A new Civilisation

Because, after all, we Run The World

Not heard of the documentary Civilisation? It’s time you did.

Presented by the eminently straight-laced Kenneth Clark, Civilisation was a classic BBC documentary series that aired in the 60s – albeit one that, according to those who watched it the first time, was a too-literal take on the history of man.

Feminism is for everyone: the ELLE debate

With the announcement that it’s coming back to the small screen, some of the UK’s most prominent voices are calling for women and their achievements to be better represented in its new, digitally advanced incarnation.

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ELLE editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy is backing Kathy Lette’s campaign to not only get more women featured in the programme itself, but to have a female historian present it.

‘I have organised this petition with a quick ring round, because I don't want the BBC male hierarchy to just give the job to a bloke, without even thinking of alternatives,’ Lette – whose argument is also presented in The Times today – tells us.

‘I wanted to open up the debate. It's not that we're mounting our high horses and galloping off into the sanctimonious sunset, we are just tired of being ignored, overlooked and marginalised.’

It’s #ELLEfeminism in action – and we can’t wait to see what happens.

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