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Where was the female 50:50 perspective?

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Why out of the 50 'experts' chosen to comment on the most important, interesting or treasured buildings, innovations, products and engineering projects of the past 50 years (AJ 6.6.02) was only one female?

Shouldn't the AJ have tried a little harder to get a better gender balance? There are plenty of women 'experts' in their own fields (if not necessarily household names) who would have had equally interesting and valid views to express about the past and the future.

Neither does this type of article encourage women to take up careers in architecture and engineering. (I also read your editorial expressing a need for greater diversity in a sector that is still disproportionately male. ) Perhaps this article should have been titled 'Back to the Past'?

Elizabeth Bennett, architect, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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