Listen in pop-out player

Presented by Jenni Murray.This month's Italian Vogue may have a predictable enough title, 'Real Beauties'. Instead of the super-thin, androgynous models of the catwalk, it shows three voluptuous women. But will high fashion ever embrace women bigger than a size 6? We hear about the volunteer army currently being recruited for the Olympic Games next year, Samantha Spiro talks about her new role in a production of "Chicken Soup with Barley" at the Royal Court and we look at the decline in popularity of women's studies at universities today.

Available now

45 minutes

Last on

Thu 9 Jun 2011 10:00

The Woman’s Hour 2015 Power List: Influencers

Polling for Woman's Hour: 2015 Election

Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour reveals the findings of research into what women make of British politics.

Woman's Hour Chore Wars

Woman's Hour Chore Calculator - Promo

How equal is your household? Calculate the division of responsibilities in your home.

Radio 4 ♥ Knitting


The wonderful world of knittig - programmes, patterns & galleries. Image @DorothyLollipop

Woman's Hour Takeover

Woman's Hour Takeover

Five remarkable women take over Woman's Hour for one week.