Alumna, Baroness Hale, President of the Supreme Court, guest edits Radio 4’s Today Program
Alumna, Baroness Hale, joined Jim Naughtie, Radio 4’s Today program special correspondent, for a tour of her home town of Richmond. The interview, which was broadcasted on 27th December, included a visit to her former school, Richmond High School for girls, now Richmond Sixth Form College. Jenna Potter, headteacher, was delighted to host the visit and enjoyed listening to Baroness Hale share memories of her time at school.
Baroness Hale was the first woman to have made her career as an academic and public servant rather than a practising barrister. In 1999, she was the second woman to be promoted to the Court of Appeal, before becoming the first woman Law Lord and President of the Supreme Court.
You can follow the interview throughout the program at: 10.48, 42:35 (this is the part of the interview at school), 1:17:30, 1:53:50 and 2:23:36. The final clip at 2:51:55 is live with Baroness on air, talking to Justin Webb and Nick Robinson, after listening to the program.
The program is available on BBC Sounds at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000cmyr until 24th January.