January 14th, 2016
Episode 468 of 722 episodes
In December 2015, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst appointed its first female college commander, Lieutenant Colonel Lucy Giles, the first woman to be given the role in 110 years. Lt Col Giles talks to Jenni about her military career, what it's like being a woman in the forces, and what she hopes to achieve in her new role. A new method of analysing crime statistics has found that violence against women has been increasing since 2009 contrary to mainstream thinking. We talk to Professor Sylvia Walby from Lancaster University about how these findings challenge beliefs that violent crime is predominately a problem of violence against men and that the rate of violent crime is decreasing. Aine Carlin shows us how to Cook the Perfect vegan Quesadilla, from a recipe in her new book The New Vegan. Plus Jane Fallon talks about her latest novel "Strictly Between Us" - just how far would you go if you suspect your friend's husband is cheating. And a look at the work of the artist Evelyn Dunbar probably best known for her work as an official war artist during the Second World War, currently on show at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.