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27/10/2010

Presented by Jenni Murray. Including the Bollywood superstar Preity Zinta. Life running a ferry service in Southwold, Gee walker and women philosophers - why so few in UK academia?

Presented by Jenni Murray. Including the Bollywood superstar Preity Zinta. Zinta is not only one of India's best-loved actresses, but also owns a cricket team, campaigns for women's rights, has adopted thirty-four girls and has won a national bravery medal for her stand against organised crime. It is five years since the murder of black teenager, Anthony Walker. At the time of his death, people were in awe of his mother, Gee Walker, who, in the face of the brutal loss of her son, was able to unequivocally talk about her forgiveness of the young men who had killed him. Woman's Hour hears from Gee about the work of the Anthony Walker Foundation that the family set up and the anti-racist message they continue to try to put across. We hear from Dani Church who runs the ferry service from Warbleswick in Suffolk and look at why there're so few female philosophers in Britain's academic institutions.

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Wed 27 Oct 2010 10:00

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  • Gee Walker

    The mother of teenager Anthony Walker spoke about her forgiveness of the young men who had killed him. Jenni talk to Gee about forgiveness and the work of the Anthony Walker Foundation.

    Duration: 12:12

  • Where have all the female philosophers gone?

    Women are largely under-represented in philosophy teaching posts at university. Philosophers Dr Angie Hobbs and Professor Helen Beebee discuss.

    Duration: 13:26

  • Dani Church - Southwold ferry

    The ferry service between Southwold and Walberswick is currently run by Dani Church, the fifth generation of her family, to take on the role. Reporter Louise Adamson went to meet her.

    Duration: 08:48

  • Preity Zinta

    Preity Zinta is one of India’s best-loved actresses. She owns a cricket team, campaigns for women’s rights, and adopted 34 girls. She joins Jenni to discuss.

    Duration: 07:46

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