Tuesday 25 July, 2017

This week, we will be joined by Dr Jenny Rouse, Associate Director At CLES, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies. She will be telling us about the 3-year research project in which she is involved, Jam & Justice. The project is funded by ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)‘s Urban Transformation Programmes, which examines major changes taking place in cities across the globe.


We are also thrilled to be speaking to award-winning blogger and YouTuber Grace Victory. Hailed as the “Internet’s Big Sister”, Grace’s YouTube channel has over 23 million total views to date. Grace is a BBC documentary presenter and Summer 2016 saw her debut the hit documentary ‘Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets’. Additionally she is a dedicated body image campaigner, has exclusively presented London Fashion Week and has worked with brands including L’Oreal, Clinique, ASOS and New Look, to name but a few. We will be talking to Grace about her new book, No Filter, which is published this week.


Also on this week’s show, we talk about Verve. Describing themselves as “an international collective of badass feminists”, Verve seeks to improve the lives of women and girls everywhere. We will be talking to founder Anna Quick-Palmer about Verve’s monthly Prosecco Think Tanks – and plans for taking it global.



Breast cancer is still the most common cancer in the UK. Nearly 700,000 people living in the UK have experienced a diagnosis and one in eight women will face it in their lifetime. This year alone, more than 50,000 women will be told they have the disease.

The UK still has one of the lowest breast cancer survival rates in Western Europe and this year alone around 11,500 women will lose their lives.

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. Its ambition is that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

The charity supports nearly 450 of the world’s brightest researchers at 29 locations across the UK and Ireland. Together, they’re working to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage, to stop the disease taking lives.

Last week, it was announced that Dr Rob Clarke, director of the Manchester Breast Clinic, had been awarded a research grant by Breast Cancer Now of £185,000 to carry out further research in this area. Dr Clarke will be speaking to us about the research he intends to conduct.



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