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Dame Jenni Murray to give talk in Diss

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Broadcaster and journalist Dame Jenni Murray is to talk at the Corn Hall on the history of women in Britain.

The legendary journalist and broadcaster will deliver her talk on June 16 which will cover the history of Britain – through the lives and achievements of 21 women.

Through a personal selection, Dame Jenni Murray draws together the lives of women – including Boudicca, Elizabeth I, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Mary Seacole, Nancy Astor, Margaret Thatcher and Nicola Sturgeon – to shed light upon a variety of social, political, religious and cultural aspects of British history, adding in the occasional anecdote from her own life along the way.

"We're thrilled to have someone of Dame Jenni Murray's stature appearing at the Corn Hall this month," said Angela Sykes, the venue's programme manager.

"Jenni has presented the BBC Radio 4 flagship programme Woman's Hour for more than 30 years and has interviewed some of the most influential women in the world today.

"There can be very few women in Britain today who have done more to highlight the issues and problems that women deal with day to day at home and at work.

"With this being the Year of the Woman, her visit couldn't be better timed.

"Quite a few of our volunteers are women and Jenni is a heroine for them, so we're all very excited."

Jenni will be talking about her pick of the women whose enthralling, intriguing and inspiring lives have changed the course of British history, as well as adding in anecdotes from her own life.

As a journalist and broadcaster, she has presented BBC Radio 4's Woman Hour since 1987.

She regularly contributes to various newspapers and magazines, and is the author of several books, including Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter, which was first published in 2008.

For more information, visit: thecornhall.co.uk

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