Dame Jenni Murray OBE comes to Strode Theatre for the first time with a fascinating talk about her life in broadcasting and her recent book A History of Britain in 21 Women.

For more than 25 years Jenni Murray has been a leading presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, in 1950, she practically grew up with the programme. It was first broadcast when she was just four years old and she remembers sitting listening with her mother and being sent off to the kitchen on spurious errands whenever an item carried a ‘health warning’. 

A History of Britain in 21 Women is a personal selection of women whose lives enthral, intrigue and inspire - from Boudicca to Mary Quant, from Jane Austen to Barbara Castle, from Elizabeth I to Nicola Sturgeon - shedding light upon a variety of social, political, religious and cultural aspects of British history, reinvigorating the stories behind the names we all know and revealing the fascinating tales behind those less familiar.