Woman's Hour

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Kids at festivals, Edwina Currie, Mars space engineer, Working in care

June 26th, 2015

Episode 282 of 985 episodes

How much have Conservative women been neglected in history? Dr Julie Gottlieb, Senior Lecturer in History at Sheffield University and Edwina Currie, former Conservative MP, discuss who has been overlooked and why. In the steps of Sylvia Pankhurst - In the second of our examinations into the lives of working women, Emma Barnett spends the day with Barbara Piner who has been a frontline care worker for 35 years. Dr Shereen Hussein from Kings College London joins Nikki to talk about women's work in the care sector. Festivals and children - As Glastonbury gets underway, DJ Edith Bowman and Naomi Jones who runs the website 'Festivalkidz' present a survival guide. What are the best or worst things about taking your children to festivals? Abbie Hutty, a spacecraft structures engineer working on Europe's first Rover mission to Mars, on how to engage girls in engineering and retain those already in the field. Presenter: Nikki Bedi Producer: Rebecca Myatt.

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