I’M WRITING A BOOK!

I’m delighted to be writing The First Breath, a popular medicine book/memoir about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan. Click here to read a little story in The Bookseller about my book in progress. Please contact my agent Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown with any enquiries about my book. I’m taking a break from most […]



PLEASE LIKE ME! — Psychologies

Do you still feel a sting when you’re left off a guest list? It’s natural, says Olivia Gordon, but as she discovers, real popularity is about something else altogether. To read the full feature, buy December’s Psychologies…  

MOTHER’S PRIDE — Oxford Times

With my workload increasing, this autumn it was time to say goodbye to my parenting column in my local paper, The Oxford Times, after nearly two years. Here’s my final column – on the joys of mushrooming.      

MINDFUL GARDENING — WI Life

Delighted to have written this feature for the Women’s Institute magazine about how gardening can become a mindfulness activity.

MANMADE BIOARTIFICIAL ORGANS ON HORIZON — Medtronic Eureka

In the not-too-distant future, manmade organs could transform the lives of patients whose kidneys, pancreas or lungs are failing. That’s the hope of Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Stamatialis, from the Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology at the University of Twente in The Netherlands…

HOW BOYS ARE SMASHING THE BALLET STEREOTYPE — Mail on Sunday YOU magazine

Olivia Gordon catches up with some of the other young boys breaking every stereotype to change the face of British ballet This was such a lovely feature to research and write.

COHOUSING: THE BRITISH FAMILIES EMBRACING COMMUNAL LIVING — The Guardian

With their emphasis on shared meals and parenting, cohousing communities offer an antidote to the isolation of modern life, writes Olivia Gordon  

‘WE LAUGH AND SHARE STORIES – WHY EATING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY IS MAKING A COMEBACK — The Guardian

I have recently taken the decision to try to instigate family meals as much as possible. From when they were tiny, my children – now six and three – have always adored my parents’ Jewish Friday night family dinners. And it’s not just because Granny makes delicious roast chicken. It’s because of the ritual of […]

MOTHER’S PRIDE — Oxford Times

For the September column, I covered two fun ways to kayak in Oxfordshire, as well as the wonderful charity Level Water, which teaches children with disabilities to swim for free.

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