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Studying in the US in the ‘50s


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Teaching English in Finland
Katharine Whitehorn Writer
Views Duration
1. Not your normal childhood 284 01:16
2. School life interrupted by the evacuation 119 01:29
3. ‘Heavy morals stopped us being rich’ 131 03:05
4. Cambridge: the best university in the world 307 01:46
5. London was a dead-end 83 01:20
6. Teaching English in Finland 129 02:53
7. Studying in the US in the ‘50s 95 02:11
8. USA was 'heaven on Earth’ 132 01:20
9. Deciding on an unsettled profession 67 01:38
10. 'That' picture 102 03:15
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A distinguished journalist and renowned author, Katharine Whitehorn has written for The Spectator and Picture Post. She was the first woman to have her own column in the Observer and was their star columnist for the best part of 40 years. Educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, she is recognised as someone who has transformed 20th century women's journalism. She takes a keen interest in social welfare issues, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and was the first woman rector of the University of St Andrews.

Listeners: Bob Bee

Bob Bee is a Scottish documentary maker who has made many films on the Arts and Science for ITV, BBC and Channel Four.

Tags: British Council, Finland, World War II, Beggar's Opera, BBC, Mikkeli

Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds

Date story recorded: September 2010

Date story went live: 16 February 2011