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School refusers, Theresa May under pressure? Inspiring women of medicine

Journalist Eleanor Mills and newly elected MP Vicky Ford join Jane Garvey at the Conservative Party Conference to discuss how the prime minister is performing.

This year's Conservative Party Conference in Manchester was always going to be a challenge for Theresa May. Journalist Eleanor Mills and newly elected MP Vicky Ford
discuss how the Prime Minister is performing.

Only 25% of front pages at national British newspapers were written by women between June and July 2017. This figure has increased 2% since 2012. Eleanor Mills,
Editorial Director of The Sunday Times, and Chair of Women in Journalism, who conducted the research, explains why the lack of female bylines is a problem.

What do you do if your child doesn't want to go to school - whether they are reluctant, tearful or actually refusing to go? Jane is joined by listener and mum of three
Rebecca and the educational psychologist Vivian Hill, from UCL's Institute of Education.

Woman's Hour's Best Place report found that women in Somerset are among the lowest paid in the country. We talk to Bridgwater employment and skills centre
manager Caroline Derrick and Helen Lacey who runs a recruitment agency in the town about the type of jobs women do and the barriers to better paid work.

In a new exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians, Women in Medicine: A Celebration, modern day doctors pay tribute to women who have gone before
them. Dame Fiona Caldicott, the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists talks about Dr Helen Boyle for her work in revolutionising mental healthcare.

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45 minutes


  • Theresa May under pressure?

    Duration: 07:47

  • Why don't female journalists get front page stories

    Duration: 06:16

  • School refusers

    Duration: 11:11

  • Best Place - pay

    Duration: 08:17

  • Inspiring Women of Medicine

    Duration: 07:24


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Eleanor Mill
Interviewed Guest Vicky Ford
Interviewed Guest Vivian Hill
Interviewed Guest Caroline Derrick
Interviewed Guest Helen Lacey
Interviewed Guest Fiona Caldicott
Producer Lucinda Montefiore


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