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Laura Mvula on her new album The Dreaming Room.

Laura Mvula on her new album The Dreaming Room. Finding work experience if you're disabled. Mencap celebrates being 70. And why Naomi Climer wants more women to become engineers.

Laura Mvula talks about her rise to fame, the problem's she's faced and the inspiration behind her new material. Plus a performance of Show Me Love taken from the new album - The Dreaming Room.

On National Women in Engineering day we hear from Naomi Climer, the first woman president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Now she's back in the UK - having spent time in LA - she wants to change the image of the engineer, and encourage more girls to consider it as a career.

Schools across the UK will start sending students off for work experience over the next few weeks but how do you secure that all important placement if you have a disability. Fourteen year old Rowan, who is disabled and her dad Pete talk about the challenges .

And as Mencap turns 70 , Chief Executive Jan Tregelles tells about how the charity's history, what it's achieved and the challenges it faces in the future.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Naomi Climer

    The first woman president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

    Duration: 09:03

  • Laura Mvula

    The singer on her rise to fame and being in the public eye.

    Duration: 15:28

  • Finding Work Experience for a Child with Disabilities

    Fourteen year old Rowan, who is disabled and her dad Pete talk about the challenges.

    Duration: 08:59

  • Mencap turns 70

    Chief Executive Jan Tregelles tells about how the charity's history

    Duration: 08:56

IET's Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards

IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards - is an annual competition. This year’s deadline for entries is Thursday 30 June.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest Naomi Climer
Interviewed Guest Rowan Crosby
Interviewed Guest Pete Crosby
Interviewed Guest Jan Tregelles

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  • Thu 23 Jun 2016 10:00

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