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Violinist Min Kym, HPV Vaccine for Boys, the Rules of Grandparenting

Violinist Min Kym talks about the impact of having her 'priceless' Stradivarius violin stolen. Plus an HPV vaccine for boys - should they be offered it for free?

The violinist Min Kym was a child prodigy. At aged 7 she was accepted as the youngest ever pupil at the Purcell school of Music. By 8 she was a world class soloist. She made headline news in 2010 when her 'priceless' 1696 Stradivarius was stolen. She joins Jane to discuss the impact that losing 'her soulmate' had on her and her career.

From today a vaccination for human papillomavirus, better known as HPV, will be made available to young boys in the UK on the high street - but at a cost. A full course will cost over £400. Girls receive the HPV vaccine free of charge. Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health, discusses the implications.

According to recent figures published by the Office for National Statistics, the number of women working past the age of 70 has doubled in the past four years. Financial need? Pleasure? Both? We speak to three women to find out why they continue to do paid work.

Do you love or loathe being a granny? Should grandparents follow the rules set by parents when looking after grandchildren? What are the boundaries? Jane is joined by the journalist Lynn Barber to discuss top tips for grandparenting the grandchildren during the holidays.
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Presenter: Lucinda Montefiore.

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58 minutes


  • Violinist Min Kym

    Duration: 13:42

  • HPV vaccine for boys

    Duration: 10:31

  • Women working over 70

    Duration: 09:59

  • The rules of Grandparenting

    Duration: 07:27


Role Contributor
Presenter Lucinda Montefiore
Interviewed Guest Min Kym
Interviewed Guest Shirley Cramer
Interviewed Guest Jenny Hills
Interviewed Guest Veronica Norburn
Interviewed Guest Lynn Barber


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