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09/03/2011

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45 minutes
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Wednesday 09 March 2011

With Jenni Murray.

Foot and Mouth Disease - ten years ago the foot and mouth outbreak devastated large parts of the farming community and the rural tourist trade. We reflect on the long term effects of the crisis on rural women.

The Women in Business season continues with a discussion on networking. Is it essential to the success of any business, and do women network in different ways from men, away from the golf course and the sports stadium?

Horror - the annual Birds Eye View festival celebrating women film makers is being held in London from 8 to 17 March. One of its events is a panel discussion on Wednesday 16 March - Bloody Women - which examines women and the horror film genre. Jenni talks to two of the panel members.

And Professors Helen and Kate Storey join Jenni to talk about why they looked to frocks to communicate primordial biological phenomena; and how their most recent collaboration (on tour in March and April) has taken them all the way to our very first breath.

Chapters

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  • The Storey Sisters: Primitive Streak

    The Storey Sisters: Primitive Streak

    Fashion is not the most obvious medium to explain complex and detailed elements of biology. However two sisters - both of them professors ,did just this. One, an embryologist, and the other, a fashion designer, came together to collaborate on an astonishing Sci/Art project charting the progress of the very first 1000 hours of human life through the vocabulary of fabric and fashion. The resulting exhibition, Primitive Streak, has already been seen by 3 million people. Professor Helen Storey, Designer from the London College of Fashion and Professor Kate Storey, Developmental Biologist from the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee join Jenni in Manchester to talk about why they looked to frocks to communicate primordial biological phenomena; and how their most recent collaboration – premiering in the Newcastle ScienceFest this month – has taken them all the way to the human’s very first breath.

    Primitive Streak
  • Women and Horror Films

    The annual Birds Eye View Festival celebrating women film makers started yesterday. One of the events focuses on women and horror films. Kerry Anne Mullaney, Independent film maker and Lizzie Francke, Development Executive for the Film Fund at UK Film join Jenni to discuss the roles women play in a genre which is often aimed at young men.








    The Bloody Women debate is part of the Birds Eye View Festival. The debate, co-hosted by the ICA, takes place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) on Wednesday 16 March at 7.00pm

    Birds Eye View
  • Women in Business: Networking

    The Women in Business season continues with a discussion on networking. Is it essential to the success of any business, and do women network in different ways from men, away from the golf course and the sports stadium? Jenni is joined by Dawn Gibbins, entrepreneur and founder of the Barefoot Foundation
    and Karen Gill, co-founder of Everywoman to discuss the issues.

  • Foot & Mouth Disease 10 Years On

    The Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak of 2001 had a devastating impact on the British countryside. Over 6 million animals were culled across the country. Cumbria was the area worst hit by the epidemic with just under 900 cases diagnosed. In early March 2001 the county began a nine month ordeal with rural communities suffering continuing disruption to every aspect of their lives. The economic cost of foot and mouth is well known - up to £5 billion was lost. But how much is known about the human cost of the disaster?

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