Times Remembered - Dame Margery Corbett Ashby

Aged 90 at the time of this interview, Dame Margery Corbett-Ashby remembers sharing a platform with the "extremely brilliant" Pankhursts and recalls the split between the moderate and militant wings of the early suffragette movement. Speaking from the experience of a lifetime devoted to improving the lot of women, she looks forward to the day when flexible working conditions will help balance the needs of career and childcare for young mothers.

Joan Bakewell became one of the first women to break into television journalism, as a presenter of the BBC2 arts programme Late Night Line-Up. In common with Dame Margery, she attended Newnham College, Cambridge, and was also made a Dame in 2008.

↗ Originally broadcast 13 December 1972.

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