Tick Tock – A Bio Clock

What is the Biological Clock? Dr Carrie Friese, Lecturer in Sociology of the Life Sciences and Biomedicine at the London School of Economics, explains what the bio clock is to her and we also talk infertility and ovarian reserves.

Produced by Evy Al-Adhami Samuelsson.

Image by Kayla Kandzorra under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

England Women at Wembley

Hear fans talk about what it means that England Women play at Wembley for the first time in history. What does this mean for the future of women’s football in the UK?

Recorded at the international friendly between England and Germany on the 23rd of November 2014.

Image by Pucksdotter.

Svensk Gymnastik och Engelska Rosor/ Swedish Gymnastics and English Roses

In this short feature we are introduced to the work of Madame Bergman Österberg (1849-1915) the founder of the first Physical Training college in the UK.

Madame Bergman Österberg’s holistic model of teaching, involving anatomi, outdoors gymnastics and healthy food as well as a mix of sports, inspired the agenda for Physical Education Training for decades to come.

She was also an inspiring women’s rights advocate and one of the people behind the design and creation of the gymslip that came to liberate Victorian women from playing games in corsets and long dresses.

She further created a whole new profession for women as physical education instructors, giving her female students the opportunity to be financially independent.

Next year (2015) commemorates the centenary of her death.

Interviews with:

Allan Gamwell, Archivist at the Bergman Österberg Union Archive
&
Anne Stuart, former student of the college and current chair of the Bergman Österberg Union

Introduction in Swedish.

Image from the University of Bedfordshire.

With many thanks to Anne Stuart, Allan Gamwell and Rosemary Moon at the Bergman Österberg Union Archive.

For an English only version, please listen below: