July 9th, 2015
Episode 294 of 825 episodes
Prom Night - How the ritual of the American Prom has become a fixture of the school calendar in the UK. Reporter Donna Birrell joins students from Mounts Bay Academy in Penzance, Cornwall as they celebrate at a hotel overlooking St Ives Bay. Do men have a biological clock? How much is this part of the conversation when a couple decides whether or not to have children? Dr Jackson C. Kirkman-Brown, Science Lead at Birmingham Women's Fertility Centre and Sheena Lewis, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Queen's University Belfast discuss why fertility is seen as a female concern. Supermarket women - In the last of our Sylvia Pankhurst series about the lives of working women, Emma Barnett talks to women who work in retail and Dr Brendan Burchell, Reader in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Magdalene College about how in the last 50-years the rise of the large supermarket chains has changed the life of shop workers. . Sarah Pennells, independent finance journalist analyses 2015's budget and its impact on women. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Rebecca Myatt.