Amanda Foreman ‘91

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The Ascent of Woman is a landmark four-part documentary series for BBC Two written and presented by Amanda Foreman ‘91 that charts the role of women in society over the course of 10,000 years. Amanda argues that the history of women isn't a straight line from Eve's apple to Margaret Sanger's Pill. Over the past ten thousand years it has veered wildly between extremes of freedom and oppression, inclusion and exclusion. The Ascent of Woman starts 2nd September on BBC Two at 9pm.