Great British Railway Journeys

Great British Railway Journeys

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Oxford to Abingdon S12, E1: Michael Portillo begins with a tour of the Home Counties and beyond, starting in the city of dreaming spires, Oxford, where in 1921 women were awarded degrees for the first time. At Somerville College, Michael finds out about a pioneering crystallographer, Dorothy Hodgkin, the only British woman to win a Nobel prize for chemistry.
Starring Michael Portillo