During the First World War there was a huge increase in the number of women engaged in areas of work which had previously been dominated by men. One of these was clerical work within the Civil Service. Women had worked …
Anne Grikitis worked in the Civil Service for a number of years in a wide range of areas including export services, policy and corporate services, often in posts related to ICT. The numerous anecdotes of her colleagues sparked in her an interest in Civil Service history, which remains one of the main areas of her research, together with twentieth century periodicals and Victorian advertising.
Anne holds a BA in English from London University, an MA in Victorian Studies, also from London University, and is currently undertaking a PhD at Newcastle University. Anne regularly reviews books for the Public Service Magazine and is a member of the Professionalism Board of the British Computer Society.
Gifts to the State can present interesting challenges, particularly if they are alive and quite possibly kicking. For whom, ultimately, is the gift intended? And, who is responsible for looking after the gift and ensuring that it delivers the anticipated …
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