Claudia Jones and the Windrush Generation


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Bloody Brilliant Women, with Cathy Newman


In this episode we’ll meet Claudia Jones. Through her story we’ll explore immigration in the late 1940s and the Windrush generation; the Notting Hill riots; and how a handful of mostly female activists like Pearl Prescod and Amy Ashwood Garvey rallied round her, determined to promote both black resistance and, ultimately, some semblance of cross-cultural harmony. We’ll also talk about women like Rosalind Franklin and Dina St Johnston, who accomplished incredible things in science and technology, only to be written out of history by their male counterparts. 'Bloody Brilliant Women: The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention' is available in paperback from Waterstones ( and Amazon ( ), audiobook ( and eBook ( from Apple Books. Cathy Newman (Twitter): @cathynewman Cathy Newman (Instagram): cathynewmanc4 William Collins: @WmCollinsBooks