Mulberry School for Girls worked in partnership with Jools Voce, Theatre Maker and Actor, to address the question: Could Doctor Who be female?
In July 2014, a model Tardis appeared outside the school, and Jools played the role of a mysterious investigator, trying to track down the newly regenerated Doctor. Not sure what this new Doctor would look like, she enlisted the help of Mulberry students, asking them if the next Doctor Who could be female. On average 70% said no. After further investigation it was agreed that the Doctor was a scientist, diplomat, traveller warrior and healer. They concluded that the Doctor needed to be: curious, brave, fierce, mysterious, patient, generous, peaceful, sensitive, romantic, humble, sociable, calm, energetic, adventurous, compassionate, trustworthy, open-minded, strong, powerful, tolerant, wise and willing to learn. Considering these qualities, when asked again if the Doctor could be female, on average 70% said yes.