Sunday Feature is a Documentary programme.


Sunday Feature

Samira Ahmed explores how Victorian art critic John Ruskin promoted women's liberation through a radical model for girls' education set out in his essay Of Queens' Gardens. Amid concerns about the health of the British Empire, Ruskin urged the abandonment of corsets in order to 'free the mind for learning'. With contributions from Matthew Sweet, Dr Debbie Challis, Louise Scholz-Conway, Dr Fern Riddell, Dr Amara Thornton, Isobel Beynon, Dr Wendy Bird, Annette Haynes, Dr Jean Horton, Diane Maclean, Aoife Morgan Jones and Natasha Raja.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 45 minutes (approx)

When is Sunday Feature next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three February 26th, 6:45pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Nicky HensonNicky Henson
John Dougall
Jamie Glover
Eleanor Tremain
Peter Marinker
John Lightbody