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23/11/2010

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Tuesday 23 November 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey. The history of underwear reveals much about the twists and turns of fashion and the ever changing relationship with our bodies - we discuss corsets, bras and y-fronts. How do women who've been anorexic cope when they become pregnant? Lessons from Harvard on how to finance higher education - we're joined by Drew Faust, Harvard University's first female president. And Sophie Grigson with ideas on how to spice up winter vegetables.

Chapters

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  • Anorexia and having children

    How do anorexic women deal with the issues of having a baby? Emma Woolf, Daghni Rajasingam, Consultant Obstetrician at St Thomas’ and psychotherapist Sarah Barnett discuss.

  • Dr Drew Gilipin Faust

    Dr Drew Gilpin Faust is Harvard University’s first ever female president. She joins Jane to discuss the value of education and funding in the recession.

  • History of underwear

    Jane talks to the fashion curator at the V&A, Eleri Lynn, and fashion writer and lecturer Shaun Cole about the history of underwear.

  • Winter root vegetables

    Cookery writer Sophie Grigson joins Jane in the studio to tell us how best to cook winter root vegetables such as turnip and celeriac.

  • The history of underwear

    Until the beginning of the twentieth century the shirt was strictly an undergarment and no self respecting woman would have gone out without her corset. The history of underwear reveals much about the twists and turns of fashion and the ever changing relationship with our bodies. Jane talks to Eleri lynn, fashion curator at the V&A, and MA fashion curator at the London College of Fashion, Shaun Cole. They have both written new books on the subject.


    Underwear Fashion in Detail by Eleri Lynn V&A Publishing

    The Story of Men’s Underwear by Shaun Cole (Temporis Collection)

  • Dr Faust - Harvard University's first female president

    Dr Drew Gilpin Faust is Harvard University’s first ever female president. She joins Jane to talk about how the Ivy League university is navigating the recession, and if the UK can learn any lessons from the US about funding - especially for less privileged students.

  • Anorexia and having children

    Approximately 250,000 women have anorexia in the UK. What happens when one of these women decides that she wants a baby? What psychological problems does an anorexic or former anorexic face? How do they deal with the emotional impact of putting on weight and looking different? Jane will be talking to Emma Woolf who is 33 years old, anorexic and would like to have a baby, Daghni Rajasingam, Consultant Obstetrician at St Thomas’Hospital, London and a spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Sarah Barnett a psychotherapist who has done research into eating disorders.

    Beat
  • Winter root vegetables

    Everyone who gets a vegetable box will know the sinking feeling at this time of year when you open it only to discover a swede, some turnips and a hairy looking celeriac. But while winter roots would never win a prize for the most beautiful vegetable, they are cheap, comforting and extremely versatile. Cookery writer Sophie Grigson joins Jane to tell us how to jazz up our winter staple.

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