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Catholic divorce, women in tech, depression

Jenni Murray presents the programme that offers a female perspective on the world. With features on the Pope, divorce and Catholic women; women in technology; and depression.

Pope Francis has announced he is making it easier for Catholic's to annul marriages but how much is his 'vision' making a difference to the lives of Catholic women?

As part of our week long 'Women in Tech' series we hear from Rita Bourma about her role as a User Experience Designer at Net-a-porter, and Vanessa Vallely examines her 25 year career from the early days of Microsoft to running

Psychiatrist, Dr Linda Gask, discusses her new memoir 'The Other Side of Silence', looking at how being an expert in mental health doesn't mean you're protected from facing your own psychological problems.

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58 minutes


  • Catholic Divorce - Pope Francis' vision for the Catholic Church

    Caroline Wyatt and Catherine Pepinster talk about marriage annulment for Catholics

    Duration: 10:27

  • Vanessa Vallely - Women in Tech

    Vanessa talks about spending 25 years working in technology

    Duration: 08:41

  • Sylvia Pankhurst - Women’s history in London's East End

    Katherine Connelly tells the story of the East London Federation of Suffragettes.

    Duration: 06:11

  • Depression - Psychiatrist Dr Linda Gask

    Dr Gask talks about her own experiences of depression

    Duration: 10:31

  • Rita Bourma - Women in Tech

    Rita explains what it means to be a User Experience (UX) Designer

    Duration: 05:59

Dr Linda Gask

Psychiatrist Dr Linda Gask has spent her life trying to help people with depression, but being an expert in mental health doesn’t mean you’re protected from your own psychological problems. In her memoire ‘The Other Side of Silence’, she intertwines her own experiences of depression with insights from her patient’s cases. She tells Jenni how she hopes to challenge the stigma that still surrounds this life-shattering illness.

The Other Side of Silence is published in September 2015 by Vie Books.

Mental Health Foundation

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Catherine Pepinster
Interviewed Guest Caroline Wyatt
Interviewed Guest Rita Bourma
Interviewed Guest Linda Gask
Interviewed Guest Vanessa Vallely
Producer Kirsty Starkey


  • Thu 10 Sep 2015 10:00

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