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Aspirations of seven-year-olds, Payscales, Opera Divas

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 26 September 2012

We hear the analysis of a study of 11,000 7 year olds and compare what they said they wanted to do with what they actually became.The government is discussing regional pay for public sector workers - how would that affect women? The Prima Donnas and Divas in opera, and an interview with Claire Macdonald who ran the Kinloch Lodge Hotel on the Isle of Skye for nearly forty years.
Presented by Jenni Murray.
Produced by Ruth Watts.

Chapters

5 items
  • Women and Public Sector Pay

    To discuss women and public sector pay, Jenni is joined by Daisy Sands from the Fawcett Society, and by Len Shackleton from the Institute of Economic Affairs.

  • Queens, Heroines, And Ladykillers

    To discuss powerful female characters in opera, Jenni is joined by founder member of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Annette Isserliss, along with Professor of Musicology Rachel Cowgill.

  • Aspirations Of Seven Year Olds

    Seven year olds tell us what they want to be when they grow up, plus we speak to Professor Eirini Flouri of the Institute of Education, who has analysed the aspirations of more than 11 000 children.

  • First Woman In The Family To Go To University

    Catherine Carr speaks to mature student Charmaine Dixey, who is studying Business Information Technology at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, and also hears the thoughts of her parents.

  • Lady Macdonald

    The award winning cook and food writer Lady (Claire) Macdonald tells Jenni about her life at her famous Kinloch Lodge Hotel on the Isle of Skye, which she has run for nearly 40 years.

  • Women and Public Sector Pay

    The Head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has complained that teachers are rewarded regardless of their performance in the classroom, and that heads should have more freedom over what they pay their staff. In addition, the government is currently discussing whether there should there be regional pay for all public sector workers. Women account for 65% of all public sector employees, so how would these proposals affect them? To discuss, Jenni is joined by Daisy Sands from the Fawcett Society.

  • Queens, Heroines, And Ladykillers

    Why are there so many powerful female characters in opera? From the passionate and occasionally violent actions of characters like Electra and Medea, to the Divas and Prima Donnas who performed them, for centuries opera has celebrated feminine power like no other medium. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment are exploring this idea in their new season at London’s Southbank Centre. Jenni is joined by founder member Annette Isserliss, along with Professor of Musicology Rachel Cowgill.

    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Aspirations Of Seven Year Olds

    Does it matter whether a seven year old wants to be a doctor, a footballer, or a beautician? Woman’s Hour will be speaking to Professor Eirini Flouri from the Institute of Education, who has analysed the aspirations of more than 11 000 children. We’ll be asking how gender specific children’s ambitions are at the age of seven, and what they can tell us about their lives and their future prospects.

  • First Woman In The Family To Go To University

    Mature students are those over the age of 21 years old. Charmaine Dixey decided that life could really begin at 40, and applied to study Business Information Technology at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham. She’s now starting her second year, having passed her first year with flying colours. Catherine Carr went to meet her - and her parents - who had come to take her out for lunch during the busy last week of the summer term.

  • Lady Macdonald

    The award winning cook and food writer Lady (Claire) Macdonald ran the famous Kinloch Lodge Hotel on the Isle of Skye for nearly forty years. The ambassador for highland hospitality and Scottish produce, and author of 17 cookery books, has written an account of her life at the hotel with her husband, Lord Godfrey Macdonald of Macdonald, High Chief of Clan Donald. Also included are recipes from each of the four decades. She joins Jenni to discuss.

    Lifting the Lid: A Life at Kinloch Lodge, Skye, by Claire Macdonald is published by Birlinn

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