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Professor Louise Richardson

Kirsty Young interviews Professor Louise Richardson, political scientist and the first woman vice-chancellor of Oxford University.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the political scientist and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University Professor Louise Richardson.

She was born in Ireland, is one of seven children and has gone on to have an international career as an academic with a particular expertise in terrorism. She has been consulted by many politicians for her knowledge and insight. After many years as a Harvard Professor, she came to Britain to be the first female Vice-Chancellor of St. Andrews University.

Since January 2016, she has been the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and is the first woman to hold the post.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 Jun 2016 09:00

Music Played

  • The Other Guys

    St Andrew’s Girls

  • James Galway

    Brian Boru’s March

    • “Annie’s Song” and other Galway Favourites.
    • BMG.
  • The Chieftains with The Belfast Harp Orchestra

    Carolan’s Concerto

    • The Wide World Over.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Judy Kuhn & Philip Kasnoff

    How Many Women

    • Chess Original Broadway Cast Recording.
    • RCA Victor.

    • Ennio Morricone

      Cinema Paradiso

      Performer: Unione Musicisti di Roma.
      • Cinema Paradiso.
      • DRG.
  • Joan Baez

    Green, Green Grass of Home

    • David’s Album.
    • Vanguard.
  • Bach

    Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV 1007 Prélude

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • The Essential Yo-Yo Ma.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Colm Wilkinson

    Bring Him Home

    • Les Miserables: The Original 1985 London Cast Recording.
    • Exallshow Ltd.

    The Collected Poems of Seamus Heaney


    A Champagne Fountain


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Louise Richardson
Producer Sarah Taylor


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