Professor Susan Harkness on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour

In a special Woman’s Hour programme, presenter Jane Garvey discussed the newly crowned ‘Best Place To Be A Woman’ with an audience of women from across Britain and asked why are some areas not serving women well with the University of Essex’s Professor of Public Policy, Susan Harkness, and Nancy Kelley from the National Centre for Social Research.

Read more about the programme and listen again here



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