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Women’s Parliamentary Radio publications and podcasts, conducted by Boni Sones with contributions by Jackie Ashley, Deborah McGurran and Linda Fairbrother

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOBA

Scope and Contents

Podcasts produced by Women's Parliamentary Radio , consisting mainly of interviews with British MPs, and publications based on those interviwes. The material focuses mainly on the work experiences of women MPs, along with some broader interviews regarding issues affecting women.

Publications and associated podcasts covered are the 'When There's a Woman in the Room' series, parts 2-4 (Part 2, Part 2 (New Edition), and '#Vote 100 year 2018 to January 2019'), the Through the Looking Glass documentary, and the '“The day the Carlton Club accepted women” – 90 years after women first got the vote' booklet.


  • Creation: 2017-11-15 - 2019-11-14


Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Boni Sones is a broadcaster, writer, producer and journalist. Born on 6 July 1953, she started her career in local newspapers, radio and TV in the East of England, before helping to establish the BBC 24 hour news channel, and working for the BBC as a special correspondent and freelancer. She has created one of the first broadcast online podcast channels: Women's Parliamentary Radio ( ( Women's Parliamentary Radio began in 2008 and grew out of the publication of a book 'Women in Parliament - the new Suffragettes' in 2005.


103 item(s) : Audio

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Generally series are arranged by publication, with association determined by how the material was grouped by the depositor. Series are not arranged in publication order, due to material arriving in multiple accessions. There is also a series of material not associated with a publication; this reflects its arrangement in how it arrived at the point of deposit, but it is thought highly likely that a significant proportion of that material contributed to at least one publication.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

8.63 GB.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation in the reading room at Churchill Archives Centre.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Churchill Archives Centre by Boni Sones OBE in March 2019; November 2019; October 2022; and April 2024.

Related Materials

Boni Sones has also archived over 16 hours of a significant number of other audio Brexit interviews and podcasts conducted before and since the June 2016 Brexit Referendum which are held as four separate documentaries for each of these four commissioners: Professor Simon Deakin, Director at The Centre for Business Research at The University of Cambridge; Professor Catherine Barnard, Director of the Centre of European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge; Professor Robert Tombs, Emeritus Historian, the University of Cambridge and the Briefings for Brexit website; and Vicky Pryce, Economist.


This collection level (fonds) description was prepared by Allen Packwood in March 2019.

Collection level description and series SOBA 1 and 2 were updated and prepared by Thomas Wales in July 2020.


Sones Barnard, Boni (b 1953), journalist and broadcaster

2019-03-27 09:56:58.147000+00:00
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Repository Details

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