A-level grades - what to do next
What to do if your children don't get the exam grades they need. George Turnbull, Ofqual's former 'Exams Doctor', and the career advisor Carolyn Taylor join Jenni to discuss practical advice if things don't go to plan come results day.
Should women have to arm themselves with self-defence skills, or should the focus be on the perpetrators of the violence?
We open up our Archive to hear an interview mountaineer Alison Hargreaves gave to the programme a year before she died and talk to one of the youngest British climbers to summit Mount Everest, about her legacy.
We visit a café in Hackney, East London, where older women, mostly grandmothers, do the cooking, take the orders and welcome the customers which is helping to combat social isolation.
And we remember Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall - who died yesterday.
Presented by Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.
Practical Advice If Your Child Doesn’t Get The Exam Results They Need
A-Level results are out on Thursday, but what do you tell your children if they don’t get the grades they need? Sometimes it’s the parents who need more reassuring than their child. George Turnbull, Ofqual’s former Exams Doctor, and the career advisor Carolyn Taylor join Jenni to discuss practical advice if things don’t go to plan on results day.
Last week the Assistant Principal of Rye College in East Sussex said self-defence training should be part of the curriculum for girls. But should women have to arm themselves with self-defence skills, or should the focus be on preventing and punishing the perpetration of violence? Some critics have said that advocating self-defence classes for women causes people to ask why victims didn’t fight their attackers off, and is a form of victim blaming. To discuss, Jenni is joined by self-defence instructor Debi Steven, and by blogger Milena Popova, who has a black belt in kickboxing.
Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89. Across the years on Woman’s Hour there have been many women who have impressed, but Jenni was bowled over by one of Hollywood’s greatest stars. She began her career at 18 and was still making films and headlines when they met in 2005. When they talked, it was about stardom then and now, and her life with and without Bogie - her first husband, Humphrey Bogart - and about how she met her future husband as a 19 year old, when she starred opposite him in To Have and Have Not.
Nana Café At The Convenience
Nana Café At The Convenience is a café in Hackney, East London, where older women, mostly grandmothers, do the cooking, take the orders, and welcome the customers – and yes, it is actually in a converted public toilet. It’s the brainchild of Katie Harris, who that a café staffed by older women might have the potential to combat social isolation in a novel and practical way. Katie and Yasmin, her Nanager - yes, they do love a pun - have a staff of several Nanas, working the days that suit them, alongside two full-time staff members. Judi Herman - aka Nana Judi to her own granddaughter - joined the Nanas preparing lunch in the kitchen with the help of chef Edward.
“A great climb, marred by tragedy” - a description of the six north face ridges of the Swiss alpine mountains. Alison Hargreaves explains in an archive interview why she chose to attempt these six, highly dangerous climbs alone, and discusses the pressure of climbing whilst having a young family.
Alison Hargreaves attempted to climb K2 on 13 August 1995, but sadly died when a blizzard engulfed the summit. On the 19th anniversary of her death, we talk to Mollie Hughes, one of the youngest British climbers to summit Mount Everest, about Alison’s mountaineering legacy.
|Interviewed Guest||Mollie Hughes|
|Interviewed Guest||Debi Steven|
|Interviewed Guest||Milena Popova|
|Interviewed Guest||Carolyn Taylor|
|Interviewed Guest||George Turnbull|