On Witches and Midwives

Why have midwives been linked to witches in European history? by Helen King and Tania McIntosh What is your image of the midwife? For many people today, it’s the one we see in the long-running BBC drama Call the Midwife, about to enter its seventh series. This drama began as a fictional reworking of the … Read more

Blog: Prof. Helen King reviews The Growing Season by Helen Sedgwick

The following book review was written by Helen King, Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at the Open University. I’ve just returned from Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, where I was lucky enough to be a guest at their annual Nobel Conference. This year the theme was ‘Reproductive technology: how far do we go?’, and the speakers … Read more