Second Wave Feminism | The campaign for women's rights in the 1970s
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 11 February 1963
DURATION | 05 minutes 30 seconds
Now that Oxford University Union is finally allowing women to take part in all its activities, Cambridge University remains the only higher education institution not to do so. This short report features a renowned journalist who appears to be taking the issue less than seriously. He visits Birmingham University, where women have access to all facilities and activities, to canvas their opinions on equality.
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Christopher Brasher was an Olympic gold medal winner and part of the team that helped Roger Bannister to break the four-minute mile sprint record. He went on to be appointed sports editor of 'The Observer' newspaper and worked regularly on the 'Tonight' programme and 'Man Alive', rising to become head of the BBC's General Features Department in 1969. He also founded the London Marathon in 1981.
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