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08/11/2011

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Tuesday 08 November 2011

The history of unwearable shoes. How will Tom Winsor's report on police pay affect equality for women police officers? Cook the perfect... christmas cake with Edd Kimber, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2010. And how to dismiss staff fairly. Presented by Jane Garvey.

Chapters

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  • Equality in the Police Force

    Julie Nesbit, the Constables' Nat. Police Women's Rep. & Jan Berry, Former Chair of the Police Fed. Discuss the implications for women of Tom Winsor‘s review of police officer & staff pay & conditions

  • Sculptural Heels

    Jane discusses extreme footwear with Shonagh Marshall, curator of “Shoes for Show: the Sculptural Art of High Heels” and fashion journalist Julia Robson.

  • Women in Business: Dismissal

    How do employers let people go legally? What rights do employees have? Discussion with Bev Hurley of Enterprising Women, and Jo Davis, Partner and Head of Employment at BP Collins LLP.

  • Women of the Quran: Bilqis, Queen of Sheba

    Angela Robson tells The Queen of Sheba’s story and speaks first to Islamic scholar, Dr Shuruq Naguib.

  • Cook the Perfect.. Christmas Cake with Edd Kimber

    Edd was crowned “Britain’s Best Amateur Baker” in 2010 on the BBC2 series The Great British Bake Off. He explains how to make the perfect Christmas Cake – with details of his Kimber Family recipe.

  • Tom Winsor’s Report on Police Pay – How will it affect Equality in the Force?

    On 1st October 2010 the Home Secretary appointed Tom Winsor, partner with city law firm White and Case to lead the most comprehensive review of police officer and staff pay and conditions in over 30 years. The results of the first part of his report will be considered by the Police Arbitration Tribunal this week. The government’s aim is to improve services for the public and maximise value for money, but Julie Nesbit, the Constables' National Police Women's Representative says that they could reduce equality for female police officers and result in fewer women in the service.  Jane is joined by Julie Nesbit and Jan Berry, Former Chair of the Police Federation.

    Independent Review of Police Officers' & Staff Renumeration and Conditions
  • Sculptural heels - the history and trends of unwearable shoes

    The trend for elaborate heels has been big in the world of fashion. We’re used to seeing celebrities teetering around on statement stilettos almost impossible to walk in. This week an exhibition has been celebrating the art of high heels. The shoes displayed are beautiful, bejewelled, architectural and unwearable. Jane is joined by Shonagh Marshall, curator of “Shoes for Show: the Sculptural Art of High Heels” and by fashion journalist Julia Robson to discuss the attraction of extreme footwear.

    Shoes for Show: The Sculptural Art of High Heels sponsored by Javari.co.uk will be on at the Loading Bay, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL, from 4 – 8 November.

  • Nicholas Kirkwood, Alice in Wonderland

    Nicholas Kirkwood, Alice in Wonderland

    Shoes for Show: The Art of Sculptural Heels
  • Women in Business – When is it legal to dismiss an employee?

    In the current economic climate, businesses increasingly have to face the prospect of making redundancies, and that their remaining workforce needs to be as productive as possible. So how do employers let people go legally? How can they prove they are not discriminating against members of staff? And what rights do employees have? Jane discusses the issues with Bev Hurley, founder of Enterprising Women, and Jo Davis, Partner and Head of Employment at BP Collins LLP.

    Enterprising Women
  • Cook the Perfect.. Christmas Cake

    Edd Kimber’s love of baking began in childhood. His mum would often get the mixing bowl out and teach him how to bake. He remembers standing on a stool at Christmas being encouraged to help cut out the pastry for the mince-pies. After unfulfilling office jobs, he decided to pursue his real passion, and applied for the BBC Two series The Great British Bake Off in 2010, where from 4000 applicants he was crowned “Britain’s Best Amateur Baker”. He joins Jane to explain how to make the perfect Christmas Cake – with details of his Kimber Family recipe.

    The Boy Who Bakes, by Edd Kimber, published by Kyle Books. ISBN: 978-0-85783-045-6

  • Kimber Family Christmas Cake

    Kimber Family Christmas Cake

    Cook the Perfect Christmas Cake
  • Women of the Quran – Bilqis, Queen of Sheba

    From among all the female figures in the Qur'an, the Queen of Sheba is one of the most elusive - a strong and enigmatic presence resisting characterisation. She was sovereign ruler of her pagan, sun-worshipping nation and engaged in political negotiations with God's prophet Solomon. Angela Robson tells her story and speaks first to Islamic scholar, Dr Shuruq Naguib.

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