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First broadcast:
Thursday 13 May 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray.

An increasing number of women are entering medical school and it's predicted that women will form the majority of UK medics by 2017 but the new president of the Medical Women's Federation says hospitals aren't ready for this changing workforce.
As a new Robin Hood film opens starring Russell Crowe as Robin and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian - we look at versions of Maid Marian in history. How the American TV series Glee is influencing singing in British choirs and Barbara Trapido discusses her latest novel Sex and Stravinsky.


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  • Maid Marian

    Dr Catherine Constable, Assoc Prof of Film & Television Studies at the University of Warwick and Dr Juliette Wood, Assoc Lecturer at the University of Cardif and a director of the Folklore Society.

  • Female Doctors

    Clarissa Fabre, President of the Medical Women's Federation, Professor Jane Dacre; consultant Physician and Helen Fernandes; Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

  • Glee Clubs

    Judi Herman speaks to members of glee clubs in schools and to the composer Howard Goodall.

  • Barbara Trapido

    Author Barbara Trapido on her latest novel, Sex and Stravinsky

  • Female Doctors

    The new President of the Medical Women’s Federation, Clarissa Fabre, Professor Jane Dacre who is Professor of Medical Education at University College London, and Helen Fernandes, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge discuss how the system will deal with rising numbers of women doctors.

  • Barbara Trapido

    “Sex and Stravinsky” is published by Bloomsbury ISBN 978 1 4088 0232 8.

  • Maid Marian through the ages

    Maid Marian through the ages

    Dr. Catherine Constable, Associate Professor of Film & Television Studies at Warwick University, and Dr. Juliette Wood, Associate Lecturer at Cardiff University specialising in mythology, discuss how portrayals of Maid Marian have changed over time.

    Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian is on general release now.

    Robin Hood film


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