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12/05/2010

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 May 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray.

As a new era in British politics dawns, we ask what role female politicians will play in the coalition government and discuss why women still make up just 21.7% of MPs at Westminster, despite attempts to get a more representative parliament. We hear about Dorothy Hodgkin who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, for her work on penicillin and vitamin B12. The Royal Society is holding a celebration day to mark her centenary. What do you do when the children gang up with your spouse to demand another furry addition to the family? And how do a pet person and a non-pet person ever reach a compromise? And the novelist, Michelle Lovric, talks about the medical and historical research that led to her novel, 'The Book of the Human Skin'.

Chapters

4 items
  • Dorothy Hodgkin

    The Centenary of the Nobel Prize winner Dorothy Hodgkin.

  • Women in Westminster

    Anne McElvoy, executive editor of the London Evening Standard and Allegra Stratton, political correspondent, The Guardian look at the future for women in Parliament.

  • Michelle Lovric

    On her latest novel, ‘The Book of Human Skin’

  • Family Pet Rows

    Dealing with the stresses of animals in the home

  • Family Pet Rows

    The writer Stephanie Calman and journalist Tim Dowling discuss the stress that keeping animals has on families.
    'How Not to Murder Your Husband' by Stephanie Calman is published by Panmacmillan - ISBN 978-0-330-45755-2

  • Michelle Lovric

    Michelle Lovric

    ‘The Book of Human Skin’, by Michelle Lovric, is published by Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978-1-4088-0588-6

  • Women at Westminster

    Anne McElvoy, executive editor of the London Evening Standard and Allegra Stratton, political correspondent, The Guardian look at the future for women in Parliament.

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