Weekend Woman's Hour: Internet Dating; Storme Toolis; Midori

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After Woman's Hour made a date with 5 Live's men's Hour to look at the world of internet dating we hear your experiences of going online in search of love.

Musician Midori talks about her special relationship with her violin and plays Prelude to Bach's Partita Nos 3

Actress Storme Toolis on her new role in New Tricks and how as a wheelchair user, she sidesteps the inevitable part of hospital patient.

The relationship between a teacher and pupil is inevitably a strong one, so what's being done to stop it crossing the line and becoming abuse?

A look at how throughout our cultural history, women's sexual organs have often been demonised and rendered obscene. So what does this mean for women's identities and how is this issue addressed in literature and culture?

And Jessica Swale makes her play-writing debut at the Globe with Blue Stockings. Set in and around Girton College, Cambridge in the 1890s - it's the story of four young women fighting to be allowed to graduate along with their male counterparts. She joins Jenni to discuss the inspiration for the play and why she thinks the issues it raises are so relevant to young women today.

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Presented by Jenni Murray.
Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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Teacher and Student Relationships

What happens when pupils and teachers develop strong feelings for one another?   What is in place in schools and during teacher training to prevent these from developing, and what happens when an abusive relationship begins?  Emma Barnett speaks to Ella, a young woman who was groomed and sexually abused by a teacher at her school from the age of 14.  He is currently serving a 12 year sentence.   Ella has documented her experiences in a programme for Radio 1 called “Tempted by Teacher”,  in which she speaks  to students the same age as she was when the abuse began.  How aware were they of the dangers of teacher/student relationships?    Also taking part is Brian Lightman, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.

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Role Contributor
PresenterJenni Murray
Interviewed GuestMidori
Interviewed GuestStorme Toolis
Interviewed GuestBrian Lightman
Interviewed GuestJessica Swale
Interviewed GuestEmma LE Rees
Interviewed GuestClaire Lomas
EditorBeverley Purcell
ProducerEmma Wallace

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