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All the podcast interviews on the women in Parliament websites and are copyright protected under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. Copyright belongs to Boni Sones OBE.

Our National audio can be found here:

Churchill Political Archives


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History of our broadcasting

Boni Sones

All the interviews we have conducted as a team over 15 years are now housed in one of four national audio archives at the British Library, The LSE, the History of Parliament Trust and now the Churchill Archive Centre, University of Cambridge, too.

Boni Sones and Women MP's

The Churchill Archive Centre accepted all of our 80 podcast interviews conducted throughout 2018 as part of #Vote100 year. Thanks to Dr Allen Packwood, Director and his team. . A further 27 podcasts with women MPs have now been deposited with the Churchill Archive Centre covering April 2019 to November 2019 when the General Election was called. These cover a turbulent time in British politics. You can read our report in these below.

During the 2020 Covid lockdown the Churchill Archive used its time wisely putting all our podcasts online and writing a blog about them. They can be found here: Thanks to Tom Wales, Archives Assistant.

@ChuArchives tweeted: "The full catalogue of audio recordings of interviews conducted by @bonisones2 and held by us here: The interviews were conducted during the Centenary Year of Women in Parliament (2018) and throughout 2019 with Female MPs, Rebel MPs and Academics."

Autumn 2020: All thanks to Professor Dame Madeleine Atkins, President, Lucy Cavendish College University of Cambridge and her colleagues for taking our political books including biographies and autobiographies for the college library and for housing some of our important historical personal papers in its archive. There's a nice collection of women MPs autobiographies in these including Mo Mowlam who the politics students will be studying.

@LucyCavColl wrote to thank us saying: "This collection will provide our students with incredibly useful resources providing an opportunity to enrich students' learning, ensuring they can develop a fuller understanding and appreciation of the world at Westminster."

The audio archive at the History of Parliament Trust houses all our podcast interviews from May 2014 to Jan 2018. Thanks to Dr Paul Seward the Director. This archive will now be transferring to sit beside our other interviews at the Churchill Political Archive. They will then be publicly accessible.

Our fourth book on women MPs charting our 70 plus interviews in #Vote100 year was published in February 2019. These include all our #Vote100 documentaries. You can read more about it on our books page.

It follows on from our Third book: "When There's A Woman in The Room - Part 2" which was first published in April 2017 and updated in March 2018.

All our previous books can be found in the National Libraries of Britain: The British Library, the Bodleian Library Oxford University, The Cambridge University Library, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales and Trinity College Dublin.

Thanks to the team and our journalists Jackie Ashley, Deborah McGurran, and Linda Fairbrother. And thanks to our long standing Advisory Board of MPs, Vicky Ford MP, Conservative, Baroness Sal Brinton LD, Dr Lisa Cameron SNP and Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour. And to Rich our web manager.

You can read our 2024, 2023, 2021, 2020, 2019 and archive reports to our Advisory Board here here (2024) and here (2023) and here (2021) and here (2020) and here (2019) and here (archive).

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