September 22nd, 2014
Episode 2 of 985 episodes
Over the next three weeks we’ll be hearing from women who are active members of a political party about why they do it and what difference they feel it makes. First interviews with women at the Labour Party Conference. Francesca Martinez says she’s never met a normal person and wonders if anyone else has. Jane talks to her about growing up with cerebral palsy, her crusade against normality, and being named as one of the Woman’s Hour Power List 2014 Game Changers. Jane Green and Sophie Kinsella are both hugely successful writers of popular women’s fiction. They talk about their craft, their work ethic and where their ideas come from. ‘Lad culture’ on UK university campuses is rife, according to new research carried out by the National Union of Students. So, at the time of year when freshers’ week takes place NUS President Toni Pearce joins Jane to discuss the extent of the problem and how the NUS hope to combat it. .