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Weekend Woman's Hour: Lola Olufemi, Anne Marie Duff, and David Steel on the 1967 Abortion Act

Presented by Jenni Murray. The Women's Officer at Cambridge University, Lola Olufemi, on finding herself on the front page of a national newspaper for all the wrong reasons.

Lola Olufemi talks about finding herself on the front page of a national newspaper as the face of a campaign to 'decolonise' the English Curriculum at Cambridge University. She is just one of many students backing the campaign and feels she has been scapegoated by the media.

Anne Marie Duff on her new role as Georgie a 42 year old woman from New Jersey who impulsively accosts Alex a solitary 75 year old butcher, a love story which incorporates the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.

Yetunde, Luana and Ru, who are all 23, tell us about growing up in Islington. The borough came bottom of our research into the Best Place to be a woman.

We hear the reflections of Lord Steel of Aikwood, whose Private Members Bill led to the creation of the 1967 Abortion Act.

Emma Sewell and Harriet Wallace Jones are responsible for some of the seat fabric designs used on the tube and trains. They are celebrating 25 years together with a new exhibition. They talk about their stand out fabrics and being part of a successful partnership.

Is the Harvey Weinstein scandal changing men's attitudes towards women? Have the allegations around the powerful film producer made men reassess how they interact and even flirt with women? The columnist for The Times, David Aaronovitch, and the stand-up comedian Kae Kurd discuss.

And Dianna Gould tells us what it's like to be 105 years old and her tips for a long and healthy life.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produce by Rabeka Nurmahomed
Edited by Jane Thurlow.

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58 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Lola Olufemi
Interviewed Guest Yetune Falore
Interviewed Guest Ru Chulkova
Interviewed Guest Luana Rosario
Interviewed Guest David Steel
Interviewed Guest Emma Sewell
Interviewed Guest Harriet Wallace-Jones
Interviewed Guest David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest Kae Kurd
Interviewed Guest Diana Gould
Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor Jane Thurlow


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