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16/05/2012

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58 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 May 2012

Susie Wolff, newly appointed test driver for Williams' Formula 1 team. The impact on women of proposed reform of the House of Lords. Women and autism. Cook the Perfect...salad nicoise with Rowley Leigh. Presented by Anne McElvoy.

Chapters

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  • Women In The Lords

    Anne McElvoy talks to Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Hussein-Ece about the impact that proposed reform of the House of Lords would be likely to have for women.

  • Women & Autism

    Anne McElvoy discusses women and autism with Carol Povey, Director of the National Autistic Society’s Centre for Autism, and with Annette, who diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when she was 39.

  • Ellen Terry’s House

    Louise Adamson visits Smallhythe Place in Kent - the country retreat of the great Victorian actress Ellen Terry, now owned by the National Trust.

  • Cook The Perfect…with Rowley Leigh

    Rowley Leigh - pioneer of modern Anglo-French cooking and chief proprietor of Le Café Anglais - demonstrates how to make the perfect tuna-free salade nicoise.

  • Susie Wolff

    Anne talks to Susie Wolff, who has just joined the Formula One Williams racing team as their new test driver, following only five other women who have entered the sport.

  • Women In The Lords

    What impact would proposed reform of the House of Lords have on the number of women there? Would changes to an elected second House lead to more women or fewer? And what about the kinds of women elected to a reformed House of Lords – will it be possible to maintain the diversity of experience that currently exists? Anne McElvoy talks to Liberal Democrat peer, Baroness Hussein-Ece.

  • Women & Autism

    On Monday The National Autistic Society publishes The Way We Are: Autism in 2012 - the charity’s largest ever autism survey, to coincide with its 50th birthday. Woman’s Hour has early access to the findings relating to the particular challenges women can face in getting their needs identified, particularly those who have Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism. Anne McElvoy discusses the issues with Carol Povey, Director of the National Autistic Society’s Centre for Autism and Annette who was not diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome until she was 39.

    The National Autistic Society
  • Ellen Terry’s House

    Louise Adamson visits Smallhythe Place in Kent, the country retreat of the great Victorian actress Ellen Terry, now owned by the National Trust.

    Smallhythe Place
  • Cook The Perfect… With Rowley Leigh

    Rowley Leigh, pioneer of modern Anglo-French cooking and chief proprietor of award-winning restaurant Le Café Anglais, demonstrates the perfect Salade Nicoise – and not a flake of tuna in sight!

    Cook The Perfect
  • Susie Wolff

    Susie Wolff has just joined the Formula One Williams racing team as their new test driver. She’s following in the footsteps of previous greats such as Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell, and Alain Prost, who all drove for the legendary Williams name. Only five women in history have entered Formula 1 races. Susie explains what it takes to join the driving elite of Formula One and how it feels to negotiate the circuit at speeds approaching 300 km/hour.

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