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The working life of Women Police Officers, Nannerl Mozart, lawyer Ann Olivarius

September 3rd, 2015

Episode 351 of 985 episodes

Three senior police officers reflect on their careers: what took them into policing, what are their greatest challenges and what have been the high and low moments. Jenni speaks to assistant commissioner Helen King of the Metropolitan Police responsible for Roads Policing and Criminal Justice and the lead for improving public confidence in the police and continuing to drive down crime across the city; to assistant chief constable Nikki Holland of South Wales Police with responsibility for specialist crime which includes the Joint Scientific Investigation Unit, Tarian / Regional Organised Crime Unit and Wales Extremist Counter Terrorist Unit; and to temporary deputy chief constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon and Somerset Police. Among her responsibilities are The Criminal Investigation Department, and she has led projects to raise awareness around violence against women and girls. Nannerl Mozart was the older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus. She was a virtuoso performing alongside her brother during the family's tour of Europe. So why have we never heard of her? She was an extremely talented musician and she composed music, although none of her compositions survive. Jenni speaks to Sylvia Milo, actress and creator of the play 'The Other Mozart' and Professor John Irving, a Mozart scholar. Leading lawyer Ann Olivarius represents women's rights in education and work. She talks about tackling sexual harassment on campus in a landmark case against Yale in 1980, and how 35 years on she's still fighting the problem in the UK today, and taking on newly emerging revenge porn cases. Jacky Collis Harvey talks about her book which charts the chequered fortunes and meaning of red hair and redheadness across time and culture. Presenter Jenni Murray Producer: Claire Bartleet.

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