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Bat For Lashes; Losing a baby in pregnancy or birth

Bat For Lashes' new album about marriage; losing a twin or baby in birth or pregnancy; Amanda Foreman on her Millicent Fawcett lecture; plus Louisa Messenger's scientific research.

Bat For Lashes, aka Natasha Khan, on the making of her new album, The Bride, which uses a character and storytelling to reflect on ideals about marriage.

Losing a twin at birth and supporting families who lose a baby. Millie Smith talks tells us how her campaign to put purple butterflies on cots to show a baby has been lost in a multiple pregnancy led her to set up The Skye Foundation. And we speak to Cheryl Titherly, Manager of Improving Bereavement Care at Sands UK - a charity which supports parents and families.

Plus The Millicent Fawcett Memorial Lecture - we hear from leading historian and writer Dr Amanda Foreman who is delivering this year's lecture on the silencing of women through history and the repercussions today.

And Dr Louisa Messenger joins us to talk about her research into Chagas disease - which led to her being awarded one of five 2016 L'Oréal UNESCO Women in Science Fellowships.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Emma Wallace.

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54 minutes


  • Dr Amanda Foreman

    Lecturer at the 150th The Millicent Fawcett Memorial Lecture

    Duration: 09:39

  • Losing A Twin

    Millie Smith & Cheryl Titherly discuss how best to support families who have lost a baby

    Duration: 10:03

  • Bat For Lashes

    Bat For Lashes aka Natasha Khan on the making of her new album, The Bride

    Duration: 12:32

  • Dr Louisa Messenger

    A winner of the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland for Women in Science Fellowship

    Duration: 05:19

TAMBA provide support in cases where a baby in a multiple pregnancy has been lost

Sands UK provide support in all cases of the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Emma Wallace
Interviewed Guest Natasha Khan
Interviewed Guest Millie Smith
Interviewed Guest Cheryl Titherly
Interviewed Guest Amanda Foreman
Interviewed Guest Louisa Messenger


  • Wed 6 Jul 2016 10:00

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