Dame Julie Moore; Lynne Segal; Ali Smith on Antigone
Male fertility home testing kits - how effective will they be and what impact could they have on dispelling myths and stigma around infertility? Jenni is joined by Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Tim Child and Victoria Lambert, who chairs the Medical Journalists Association.
Woman's Hour powerlister Dame Julie Moore, Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust tells us about her career, being partnered with trusts in special measures and the decision to treat Malala Yousafzai.
Lynne Segal, feminist writer and activist, on the Perils and Pleasures of Ageing. Ali Smith's latest book is a retelling of Sophocles' tragedy Antigone. She joins us to discuss with Professor Edith Hall. Marina McCullen, a guide at Leeds Castle in Kent, explains why the property is sometimes known as the 'ladies' castle' because of its association with a number of medieval queens.
Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Kirsty Starkey.
Male Fertility - Home Testing Kits
Male fertility is in decline. An infertility business thought to be worth more than £3 billion globally has now introduced a home-test kit for men. So how accurate is this new means of testing? Will men buy it? And if an estimated third of fertility problems lie with the male isn’t it about time there was more discussion around this area? Jenni is joined by Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Tim Child from the Oxford Fertility Unit, and Victoria Lambert, Chair of the Medical Journalists Association.
Power List Interview: Dame Julie Moore
Dame Julie Moore is Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. She spent ten years in clinical practice before moving into nursing management. She became a director of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in 1998. In 2002 she moved to Birmingham, taking up her current post in 2006. She was a member of the National Organ Donation Taskforces from 2007 to 2008. She received a DBE for services to healthcare in 2011. She joins Jenni to talk about her career, the night Malala Yousafzai was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, being partnered with trusts in special measures, and what power means to her.
The Perils and Pleasures of Ageing
Jenni speaks to the feminist writer and activist Lynne Segal who says that the question of how old she is frightens her. But she says this is also maddening because feminists like her, approaching their sixth or seventh decade, have spent their lives combating prejudices on all sides but little has been said or done for older generations of women. In her new book Out of Time: The Perils and Pleasures of Ageing she explores assumptions about ageing and how to age well and examines the representation of ageing in the work of writers including Simone de Beauvoir, Alice Walker, Adrienne Rich, Philip Roth, Diane Athill, Jo Brand and others.
|Interviewed Guest||Julie Moore|
|Interviewed Guest||Tim Child|
|Interviewed Guest||Victoria Lambert|
|Interviewed Guest||Lynne Segal|
|Interviewed Guest||Ali Smith|
|Interviewed Guest||Edith Hall|
|Interviewed Guest||Marina McCullen|