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Woman's Hour

First love, Winter Olympics, Iran's hijab protests

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

What do you do if you can't stand your child's first love but she or he is adamant that this is the real thing? To discuss the emotions surrounding first love is agony aunt Suzie Hayman and the journalist Liz Fraser whose elder two children are both with partners they met at school.

The 2018 Winter Olympics start this week in South Korea and Team GB is going for gold. Jenni speaks to former British Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott to find out how the athletes are preparing and which sports are the ones to watch.

Iranian authorities have arrested 29 people in the last week as part of a crackdown on protests against the compulsory hijab. The movement, which has been named "The Girls of Revolution Street", started after a woman took off her headscarf in central Tehran. Jenni talks to Golnoosh Golshani from the BBC Persian Service about the protests.

Cambridge University has admitted it has a "significant problem involving sexual misconduct" after receiving 173 anonymous reports. Both students and staff reported abuse over a nine-month period using an online form started in May 2017. To discuss Jenni is joined by Sarah d'Ambrumenil from The Office Of Student Conduct, Complaints & Appeals at Cambridge University, Lola Olufemi, Cambridge University Students' Union Women's Officer and Georgina Calvert-Lee, a barrister at McAllister Olivarius.

In 1627, hundreds of Icelanders were abducted by pirates, sailed 3,000 miles in captivity and sold as slaves in Algiers and Salé. One of those captured was the wife of a pastor in the Westman Islands. Her name was Ásta and she's the subject of Sally Magnusson's new book, The Sealwoman's Gift. Sally joins Jenni to explain what attracted her to writing a novel about a true story and how storytelling can keep someone sane. Show less


Jenni Murray
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Suzie Hayman
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Liz Fraser
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Chemmy Alcott
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Golnoosh Golshani
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Sarah d'Ambrumenil
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Lola Olufemi
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Georgina Calvert-Lee
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Sally Magnusson

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