Sunday Feature is a Documentary programme.
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.
Running Time: 45 minutes (approx)
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