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Martha Lane Fox; The Silent Wife

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 03 September 2013

Digital pioneer, dotcom millionairess, and youngest female member of the House of Lords. Powerlister Martha Lane Fox talks to Jane Garvey about achieving success as a young woman, how her life's changed in the ten years since her car accident in Morocco and why she's made it her mission to tackle the nation's digital skills deficit. In the UK, women are 46% of undergraduate students in philosophy, but make up fewer than 25% of permanent staff. So what should female undergraduates know before they start their courses this autumn? Jennifer Saul Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Sheffield and Professor Helen Beebee of the University of Manchester talk to Jane. The Director of Public Prosecutions has called a meeting on Thursday to discuss the fact that there has not been a single prosecution relating to FGM, the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. And yet, a Newsnight film being broadcast tonight reveals that women who claim they are fleeing to the UK out of fear of FGM are being denied asylum. Newsnight reporter Sue Lloyd Roberts talks to Jane. The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison has now spent 4 weeks in the New York Times bestseller list. The story of a slow, murderous disintegration of a marriage, it is the author's first and last novel, as she died in April this year aged 65, just months before she saw her book published. Jane is joined by the author's friend and agent Samantha Haywood, and Laura Wilson, crime fiction reviewer for the Guardian.
Presented by Jane Garvey.

Chapters

5 items
  • Martha Lane Fox

    Digital pioneer, youngest female member of House of Lords & Powerlister, Martha Lane Fox

  • FGM Deportation

    Newsnight reporter Sue Lloyd Robers on the issue of FGM deportation

  • Jamie Oliver Feedback

    Listener views following Jamie’s appearance on Monday’s Programme

  • Silent Wife

    Discussion of the novel The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison

  • Women Philosophers

    Why are there so few women philosophers?

  • Martha Lane Fox

    Digital pioneer, dotcom millionairess, and youngest female member of the House of Lords. Powerlister Martha Lane Fox talks to Jane Garvey about achieving success  as a young woman, how her life’s changed in the ten years since her car accident in Morocco and why she’s made it her mission to tackle the nation’s digital skills deficit.

  • FGM Deportation

    A Newsnight film being broadcast tonight (Tuesday) reveals that women who claim they are fleeing to the UK out of fear of FGM are being denied asylum. Jane Garvey Speaks to Newsnight reporter Sue Lloyd Roberts.

  • Jamie Oliver Feedback

    Listener views following Jamie’s appearance on Monday’s Programme.

  • Silent Wife

    The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison has now spent 5 weeks in the New York Times bestseller list, and this week it's at number 3. The story of a slow, murderous disintegration of a marriage, it is the author’s first and last novel, as she died in April this year aged 65, just months before she saw her book published. Jane Garvey is joined by the author’s friend and agent Samantha Haywood, and Laura Wilson, author and Guardian reviewer of crime novels.

     

    ‘The Silent Wife’ by ASA Harrison. Was published by Headline on 2nd July 2013

  • Why are there so few women philosophers?

    In the UK, women are 46% of undergraduate students in philosophy, but make up fewer than 25% of permanent staff. So what should female undergraduates know before they start their courses this autumn? Jennifer Saul is Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Sheffield. Her blog - ‘What is it like to be a woman in Philosophy?’ collects experiences from around the world. She joins Jane, along with Professor Helen Beebee of the University of Manchester, to discuss the issues.

    Women in Philosophy in the UK - A report by the British Philosophical Association and the Society for Women in Philosophy UK: written by Helen Beebee and Jenny Saul.

Credits

Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Martha Lane Fox
Interviewed Guest
Jennifer Saul Head
Interviewed Guest
Helen Beebee
Interviewed Guest
Sue Lloyd Roberts
Interviewed Guest
Samantha Haywood
Interviewed Guest
Laura Wilson

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