Playing: String Quartet No.3 in F major (Op.18) by Wilhelm Stenhammar
BBC Radio 3

Wombs on Legs? Science Fiction and the Control of Reproduction

Listen in pop-out player

From HG Wells and Margaret Atwood to Battlestar Galactica, science fiction texts and tv series have long used birth control as a metaphor for the limits on individual freedom. Sarah Dillon, from the University of St Andrews, looks at the roles for women which science fiction has imagined and asks is sci-fi sexist?

Producer: Luke Mulhall

First broadcast in November 2013.

Available now

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 28 Aug 2014 22:45

Free Thinking Festival 2014: The Limits of Knowledge

BBC Arts

BBC Arts

Explore the BBC Arts website and discover the best of British art and culture.

Free Thinking Festival 2013

Sir Michael Marmot delivering the Free Thinking lecture

Download all of the talks and debates from Radio 3's festival of ideas

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss