Cages (abstract 1) by Giorgio Raffaelli (https://www.flickr.com/photos/iguanajo/9096335652)

She Was a Beauty in a Cage

Rebecca Johnston | She Was a Beauty in a Cage responds to the prompt of ‘gender issues in science fiction for children and young adults’. I wrote it in response to a real life experience that gave me cause to reflect on pervasive gender issues in our society which also exist in the media we consume…

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Time Monsters and Space Museums: Doctor Who and Education

Tom Steward, Independent Scholar |   When Doctor Who first aired in 1963, the BBC’s principal design focus for the series was education (Chapman, 2006; Haining, 1990). Much of pilot episode ‘An Unearthly Child’ takes place inside secondary school classrooms and features montages of lessons. Prior to broadcast, two publicity stills of the Doctor’s original companions, schoolteachers…