Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong … and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

A stirring read in which Angela has detailed and unpacked the journey of women’s struggle to be INCLUDED. Her style of writing has made the complex world of science, research and the interpretation of results accessible. A must read for all women and those embarking on further study – to start developing an understanding of how reliable ‘studies’ are and what impact our ingrained biases have.

Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh

Simon Singh does a wonderful job of explaining how a mathematical theorem took over 350 years to solve! A great introduction on what it means to be a mathematician. Mathematical knowledge not required to enjoy the book 😉

“Maths is one of the purest forms of thought, and to outsiders mathematicians may seem almost other-worldly.” 

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

This book is a must read for those embarking on higher education – it will influence you in the way you approach your course. It is also a must read for those in the field of education and if you are a parent, helping you to simply explain concepts and answer questions. Yuval simplifies our past in an enchanting and simple way, making life a lot less complicated.

Yuval Noah Harari talk introducing the key concepts of the book.

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Factfulness – Then Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling

We continually get questions like – how many of us live in poverty; how many women go to school – wrong, including journalists and Nobel Laureates. In this powerful book Hans Rosling puts us straight with his clever display of statistics that are easily available, and shows that even though the world has many imperfections we are living in a much better world than we think.

Bill Gates offered this book free to all students graduating from colleges and universities in 2018.

Enjoy Hans Rosling’s interesting talk with his engaging statistics.

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