Gender is a hot button topic in the media today as a lot of questions are being asked. These include how damaging are gender roles for children, is the way that boys and girls are treated causing inequality between men and women, and should gender be done away with altogether? Across two hour-long programmes, Dr Javid Abdelmoneim aims to explore these issues by taking over a primary school class in a bold but simple experiment. After six weeks of ‘gender neutral’ treatment (whereby boys and girls are treated exactly the same), he wants to measure the impact on a range of psychological measurements from self-confidence to spatial awareness.