Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Andy Burnham MP, the pill and endometrial cancer, male muses

August 5th, 2015

Episode 320 of 721 episodes

Andy Burnham Labour leadership contender speaks to Emma Barnett ahead of his manifesto launch; new research reveals the impact of the combined contraceptive pill on preventing endometrial cancer, with author of the study Dame Valerie Beral from the University of Oxford; historian Bettany Hughes on her new TV series about three giants of philosophy, the Buddha, Socrates and Confuscius all who, she says, have remarkable views on women and the role of women; males muses: the image of the female muse is a familiar one but can a man be a muse and an inspiration for creative women? With writer Kim Devereux and poet Clare Pollard.