Winnie Mandela; Ulrika Jonsson

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As tributes continue to Nelson Mandela, we return to an interview recorded in 1986 in which his then wife Winnie Mandela recalls the day she first met him. The Education Minister Elizabeth Truss talks about "the gender gap that simply doesn't add up"... the difference between take-up of physics and maths a levels in girls and boys. TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson discusses the family politics of Christmas. And Powerlister Marisa Drew on making it to the top of the heady world of corporate finance.

Presented by Jane Garvey.
Producer: Beverley Purcell
Output Editor: Anne Peacock.

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Mon 9 Dec 2013 10:00

A-Level Science Gender Gap

The Education Minister Elizabeth Truss talks about the difference between the take-up of physics and maths a levels in girls and boys.

The Politics of Christmas

We’re talking about the politics of organising your family Christmas. How harmonious are the negotiations in your family? Do you love getting everyone together or resent every moment? And what about present buying - who makes the rules on what to buy and how much to spend? Are you happy to go along with the majority or are you fed up with others dictating YOUR Christmas? Ulrika Jonsson, presenter and mum of 4, talks to Jane about how to cope with the politics of Christmas.

Powerlister: Marisa Drew

Marisa Drew is one of the leading movers and shakers in the heady world of corporate finance. She currently works at Credit Suisse where she is the company’s most senior female investment banker in Europe, responsible for multi-billion pound deals and it won’t surprise you to know that she is also on the Woman’s Hour powerlist.

Archive: Winnie Mandela

We hear an archive interview from 1986 with Nelson Mandela’s former wife Winnie, in which she talks about becoming aware of Mandela and what he was trying to achieve.


Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestWinnie Mandela
Interviewed GuestElizabeth Truss
Interviewed GuestMarisa Drew
Idea OriginatorMelanie Verwoerd
Interviewed GuestUlrika Jonsson
ProducerBeverley Purcell
EditorAnne Peacock

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