Jessica Baldwin

Journalist at Al Jazeera English.


Jane Austen fans celebrate 200th anniversary of her death

Jane Austen's popularity hasn't waned in 200 years. From Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility, her books have never been out of print, and thousands of fans around the world are planning events to celebrate her life.


Crick institute opens its doors to the public

It's now 64 years since British scientist Francis Crick discovered the shape of human DNA - the famous double helix - and revolutionised the world of biology. Last year, the largest medical research unit opened in Europe was named in his honour.

Asia Pacific

Japanese architecture on display in new London show

A gallery in the UK capital is showcasing the work of Japanese architects from the past 70 years. The exhibition features the work of 40 architects. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Baldwin reports from London.


100 years of protests: New exhibition on display in London

From unpopular wars to rallies against nuclear weapons, Britain's history of protests is long and varied. A new exhibition, at London's Imperial War Museum of all places, celebrates the people power involved in these demonstrations.

United Kingdom

London rail tunnel project unearths ancient artefacts

Europe’s biggest engineering project reveals a 16th-century bowling ball, ice skates made of animal bones and more.


Authors teach underprivileged kids creative writing

A London charity run by successful novelists provides writing programmes for children from low-income backgrounds.

Mental health

Mental health: An artist's struggle to help others overcome self-harm

Al Jazeera meets someone who finds comfort in talking openly about self-harm, and a researcher who has written a guide for parents.

Arts & Culture

UK exhibition celebrates the Swinging Sixties

Museum takes a close look at era when Britain's young generation pioneered new trends in fashion, music and the arts.


The UK's genome sequencing project

The 100,000 Genome Project looks to find what causes rare diseases and cancers.


What happens when your child joins ISIL?

Gillian Slovo's play, Another World, tells the stories of ISIL recruits through the words of their mothers.

Arts & Culture

Cambridge University Library unveils historic treasures

Library celebrates 600th birthday by putting rare manuscripts, books, tools, bones and drawings on public display.

Human Rights

'On the road' with feminist icon Gloria Steinem

The famous activist, whose new book is called "My Life on the Road", says more needs to be done in fight for equality.