Irene Khan; Women's rugby

Irene Khan was the first woman and the first Asian to become Secretary General of Amnesty International and has since won a clutch of awards for her work as a human rights advocate. Growing up in Bangladesh in a Muslim family during the 1970s war, she saw how people organising themselves were making a difference. She sets out her case for poverty to be seen as a human rights issue.

Jesse Tate was an innovative ceramic designer of 50s and 60s. Cheryl Buckley, Professor of Design History at Northumbria University and collectables expert Mark Hill remember her abstract style that captures the spirit of the time.

Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, ignited the campaign when she was announced as Senator McCain’s running mate, and now she’s back fighting for the republican nomination for the next election. Journalist and political commentator Janet Daley and Professor Philip Davies of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library discuss her credibility and popularity amongst the American public.

Plus, why are women increasingly involved in rugby? Women’s England captain Catherine Spencer explains why.

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