New Zealand’s   Laurel Hubbard  waves after a failed lift in the women’s +87kg weight-lifting competition in Tokyo.  Photograph:  Doug Mills/The New York Times

History was made on a Tokyo evening of superhuman strength and simmering tension as Laurel Hubbard, a 43-year-old weightlifter from New Zealand, becam(...)

It is remarkable that some of the very earliest women to graduate as doctors were the daughters of clergymen. Photograph: iStock

At a time when religion is becoming increasingly marginalised in the education system, might there be collateral damage in terms of loss of achievemen(...)