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Takeover week: Guest Editor Professor Sunetra Gupta

Scientist and novelist Professor Sunetra Gupta guest edits the programme. Should people stick to a specialism or embrace multitasking in all elements of life?

Acclaimed scientist and novelist Professor Sunetra Gupta guest edits the programme. These are the subjects she has chosen:

Can we be good at more than one thing? Should we stick to a specialism or embrace multitasking in all elements of our life?

Can writing about food be a high literary form? If so, who are the great writers?

Who were the Stettheimer sisters? How do they fit into the Avant-Garde movement of the USA? And why did one of the sisters spend over twenty years working on a doll's house?

In the 1970s women's presses flourished in the UK and around the world. Today their numbers are greatly reduced. So what was the purpose of women only publishers? And what is their relevance today?

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Professional Specialisation

    With Professor Vesna Goldsworthy and Dame Bridget Ogilvie

    Duration: 14:48

  • Can writing about food be a high literary form?

    Professor Vesna Goldsworthy and critic Rachel Cooke on the best food-writing

    Duration: 08:40

  • The Stettheimer Sisters

    Art historian Dr Mandy Bentley on the Stettheimer Sisters

    Duration: 07:43

  • Women's Publishing Houses

    Ritu Menon and Helen Taylor on their history and relevance today

    Duration: 10:12

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The Stettheimer Doll House

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Editor Sunetra Gupta
Interviewed Guest Vesna Goldsworthy
Interviewed Guest Bridget Ogilvie
Interviewed Guest Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest Mandy Bentley
Interviewed Guest Ritu Menon
Interviewed Guest Helen Taylor
Producer Lucinda Montefiore

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