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Shirin Ebadi; selection and Free Schools; Sudan

Presented by Jenni Murray. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi; Free schools and selection; and lost in obscurity, Jane Austen's greatest rival - author Maria Edgeworth.

Free schools: will they be accessible to a wide social mix? Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi on her new book and why she had to leave Iran. What will independence mean for the women of Sudan, both in the north and the south. Jane Austen's greatest rival, the author Maria Edgeworth: why have so few of us heard of her? Presented by Jenni Murray.

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45 minutes


  • Free Schools

    We hear from Clare Bradford, Head of Henbury School, Bristol and Jenni is joined by Rachel Wolf; director of New Schools Network and Fiona Millar, Local Schools Network.

    Duration: 10:36

  • Sudan

    Jenni is joined by Sudanese journalist Nesrine Malik and Margie Buchanan Smith who has been involved in humanitarian aid in Sudan for many years.

    Duration: 08:41

  • Feedback - Teachers' Presents

    We hear feedback from some teachers, following Monday's discussion on the practice of giving presents to teachers at the end of the school year.

    Duration: 03:12

  • Shirin Ebadi

    Jenni speaks to Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman and first Iranian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote human rights.

    Duration: 09:45

  • Maria Edgeworth

    Eighteenth Century author Maria Edgeworth is discussed by Professor John Mullan from UCL and Professor Claire Connolly from the University of Cardiff.

    Duration: 08:34


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