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Women and Conservation, Linda Hazzard and her fasting cure, Women's attitudes to Brexit

We explore what women think about Brexit and how it might affect the way they vote in another possible referendum and in an expected general election.

We explore what women think about Brexit and how it might affect the way they vote in another possible referendum and in an expected general election.

Near the beginning of the 20th century 'Dr' Linda Hazzard ran a sanatorium in Washington state, USA where she encouraged her patients to fast for months on end. Some of her patients sang her praises but many died of starvation under her care. Now the subject of a play, we explore her curious life and her search for a 'perfect cure'.

Many of the organisations in charge of protecting the UK countryside are led by women. A coincidence or are women bringing anything different to the table?

There is a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters. The images of the Pre-Raphaelite painting - all sumptuous locks and languid poses - might be what we think of but their stories as artists, managers and artistic partners have been erased. Today we consider Joanna Boyce Well.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Interviewed guest: Dr Michelle Harrison
Interviewed guest: Dr Rosie Shorrocks
Interviewed guest: Kate Valentine
Interviewed guest: Kate Barton
Interviewed guest: Marian Spain
Interviewed guest: Beccy Speight
Interviewed guest: Minette Batters
Interviewed guest: Dr Jan Marsh
Interviewed guest: Dr Alison Smith
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

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Elgiva by Joanna Boyce Wells, 1855. Private Collection

Elgiva by Joanna Boyce Wells, 1855. Private Collection
Elgiva by Joanna Boyce Wells, 1855. Private Collection

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