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Presented by Jane Garvey. Women at the top - is it really a choice between kids and career? Plus the women of Rome, a knitting conference in Shetland and Alzheimers awareness.

Women at the top - is it really a choice between kids and career? Presented by Jane Garvey. We hear about a new campaign to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease - how to spot symptoms and what to do. Anyone who has read or watched I Claudius will know that the leading women of the Roman world often led colourful and controversial lives. We hear about a new book which looks at the private and public aspects of some of history's most striking women. And the joy of knitting! News about the forthcoming second international knitting conference in Shetland called "In the Loop".

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Tue 24 Aug 2010 10:00


  • Women at the top

    Discussion on women in senior executive positions. With Melissa Samuel, Dr Deirdre Anderson and Ruth Lea.

    Duration: 10:17

  • Annelise Freisenbruch on Ancient Rome’s Imperial Women

    Annelise Freisenbruch discusses Rome’s Imperial women from Livia, the consort of the emperor Augustus; to Galla Placidia, one of the last empresses.

    Duration: 08:43

  • Alzheimer's Memory Test Campaign

    Alzheimer’s Society are encouraging people worried about their memory to get help early. With Professor Clive Ballard, & Ann Johnson.

    Duration: 10:23

  • Knitting past and present

    Next month sees In The Loop II, a conference about knitting. Jane speaks to Linda Newington, Uni. of Southampton, & Dr Carol Christiansen, Curator at the Shetland Museum.

    Duration: 11:10


  • Tue 24 Aug 2010 10:00

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