For readers outside London, you might like to know that the Evening Standard thinks there IS a woman amongst the applicants to be first Chair of the BBC (unitary) Board.
The Standard Diary thinks it's either Liz Forgan or Camilla Cavendish.
Dame Liz Forgan (72, Benenden and St Hugh's Oxford) stepped down as Chair of the Scott Trust (minders of The Guardian) in October. She's been at the Tehran Express, the Ham & High, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, Channel 4, and run BBC network radio, the National Heritage Lottery Trust and The Arts Council.
Camilla, Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice (48, Putney High School and Brasenose Oxford) got her life peerage in David Cameron's resignation honours list. She was Dave's contemporary at Oxford, and served for three years as his policy adviser at No 10. She spent thirteen years at The Times/Sunday Times. She dropped the Conservative whip in the Lords earlier this month, amid speculation that she has or is line for a job that would make that difficult.