Behind the Wireless - A History of Early Women at the BBC
Thursday May 12th, 2:30pm.
The Heritage Centre, Odney
From the beginning of broadcasting the BBC developed without many of the overt discriminatory practices commonplace at the time. Women were employed at all levels, except at the very top, and there was an ethos of equality and the chance to rise through the ranks. Lurking behind the façade of modernity, however, were hidden inequalities.
Formerly a BBC producer, primarily on Radio 4’s Woman's Hour, and a university lecturer, the writer and historian Kate Murphy examines how and why the interwar BBC created new opportunities for women.
Members of the audience will also have the opportunity to view the historic John Lewis archive textile collection.
Ticket Price includes tea and cake after the talk.