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05/04/2011

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Tuesday 05 April 2011

With Jane Garvey. New research has shown that far from being muddled, the brains of those aged between 40 and 60 could be in peak condition. The science writer Barbara Strauch talks to Jane about the latest findings on the middle-aged brain. A recent court case has highlighted the lack of clarity in the laws surrounding sex workers operating out of brothels. Jane discusses the implications of the case and whether this might force more women back onto the streets. Ines de la Fressange was recently voted the most stylish woman in Paris. As her guide to Parisian chic is published, she shares her style secrets with Jane. And, the artist Rose Hilton turns 80 this year. As an exhibition of her work opens in London, we visit her Cornish studio.

Chapters

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  • Brothels: Hannah Morris case

    What happens when there is a violent incident on the premises in which sex workers are operating. Hannah Morris talks about her case. Dr Belinda Brooks-Gordon and Heather Harvey from Eaves discuss.

  • The middle-aged brain

    New research has revealed that between our forties and sixties our brains in many ways are in their peak condition. Science Writer Barbara Strauch talks about some of the most recent findings.

  • Rose Hilton

    The artist Rose Hilton is in her 80th year and has an exhibition opening at the end of this month at Messum’s Gallery in London. Reporter Fiona Clampin visited Rose at her home in Cornwall.

  • Ines de la Fressange

    Ines de la Fressange was recently voted the most stylish woman in Paris, and she returned to the catwalk at the age of 53, after a break of 21 years. She talks about her new guide to Parisian Chic.

  • The middle-aged brain

    It used to be thought that, as our bodies aged, our minds did too. But now new research has revealed that between our forties and sixties our brains in many ways are in their peak condition. Science Writer Barbara Strauch joins Jane to talk about some of the most recent findings of neuro-scientists, psychologists and cognitive researchers about the middle-aged brain.


    The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brian: Discover the Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind by Barbara Strauch is published by Penguin.

  • Brothels: The Hannah Morris case

    What happens when there is a violent incident on the premises in which sex workers are operating. What protection can they expect? A recent court case has highlighted what some perceive to be a lack of clarity in the law which risks forcing more women to work on the streets. Caroline Donne interviews Hannah Morris. And Jane discusses the issues with Dr. Belinda Brooks-Gordon, Reader in Psychology and Social Policy at Birbeck, and author of The Price of Sex: Prostitution, Policy and Society and Heather Harvey – research and development manager from EAVES a charity that supports women that have experienced violence.

    Eaves
  • Ines de la Fressange

    Ines de la Fressange was recently voted the most stylish woman in Paris, and last autumn she returned to the catwalk at the age of 53, after a break of 21 years. She has now written a guide to Parisian Chic. The former Chanel house model, and style icon, joins Jane to share her style secrets.


    Parisian Chic – A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange is published by Flammarion

  • Rose Hilton

    Rose Hilton

    The artist Rose Hilton is now in her 80th year and has an exhibition this
    month at Messum’s Gallery in London. For 10 years she was married to the celebrated abstract painter Roger Hilton, and put her own artistic ambitions on hold to raise a family and care for her husband as he became increasingly ill; he died in 1975. Life with Roger Hilton, who was an alcoholic, was never less than demanding and Rose would only paint in secret from time to time. But now she’s free to paint whenever she likes. Fiona Clampin met Rose at her home in Cornwall.

    The exhibition of her work is at
    Messum’s Gallery in London until 16th April. If you’d like to find out more about Roger Hilton’s work, there’s a centenary celebration of his life at the Newlyn Gallery in Cornwall which runs until 2nd May.

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