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The way we were - charting society's changes since the last Papal visit

The way we were - 40 years after the first papal visit, how life has changed utterly. Professor Deirdre Heenan, Rev Chris Hudson and Dr Leon Litvack discuss.

The way we were - 40 years after the first Papal visit, how life has changed utterly. Professor Deirdre Heenan, Rev Chris Hudson and Dr Leon Litvack discuss the many ways in which society has dramatically changed since 1979.

At 31 years old Gwynn MacKellen decided having children was anti-environmental - she did more than just make that decision though. She went a big step further and had an operation - sterilisation - in conversation with presenter Audrey Carville, she talks about what led to her decision and how she feels since.

For the first time last year, in what was once a famously religious country, the Humanist Society of Scotland married more people than the Church of Scotland. It mirrors a long decline in the number of traditional marriages across Europe in the past 50 years. Audrey talks to Professor Callum Brown, a historian at the University of Glasgow and an expert in secularism.

1 hour, 45 minutes