I chair conferences and events for a range of organisations, and lecture regularly on journalism at universities and schools, using TV and new media clips for lively and engaging talks, tailored to each class or audience.
For more information email me via the contacts page.
Institutions include: The London School of Economics, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) London Metropolitan University, Berlin Brandenburg University, Sheffield Hallam University, Mulberry Girls’ School and Lambeth Academy in London.
I do free public speaking and chair events for charities, which have included St Alban’s Cathedral Trust, Teach First, the deafblind charity Sense, Refugee Action, the Fawcett Society, Amnesty International, Action Aid UK, the Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre, the Kiran women’s refuge in Leytonstone, and at Downview Women’s Prison in Surrey.
My private conference and presentation work ranges across a broad range of subjects from cultural discussions and book launches with directors, authors, actors and historians for the Southbank Centre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the British Film Institute to public policy – for the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development and the Cabinet Office, and business – on digital innovation and implementing new anti discrimination rules in the workplace. Below is my interview with Ian Watmore on controversial cost cutting plans for government suppliers, the year before he became permanent secretary of the Cabinet Office.
I presented the Civil Service Awards for the Cabinet Office for the 5 years from their inception till 2010. I interviewed the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and chaired a well received Q & A about plans to slash jobs and pensions at Civil Service Live.
Migrant and Refugee Women Awards March 2013
In Conversation with Alan Bennett (British Film Institute) March 2013
November St Alban’s Cathdral Trust Sixth Form Question Time – chair of panel
September 12th BBC Re-Think Festival - Introducing BBC’s first Religion and Ethics festival chairing conversation between Professor Richard Dawkins and Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
June 2012 – Theatres’ Trust conference – conference chair
March 15th – Chairing first London Mayor Hustings with 4 main party candidates
March 14th Oxford Brookes University public lecture – From Hogarth to Hackgate: Does British journalism have an attitude problem?
March 10th WOW Festival, Southbank Centre – chairing panel with women journalists/activists on the Arab Spring
October 14th Friday 630-8pm The Law Society, London – Chairing career inspiration panel discussion with black and Asian Judges.
October 10th-11th EU Journalism conference:Media Futures – Policy, Politics and Power (Brussels) – Chairwoman/moderator
September 22nd 2011 SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London Chairing book launch discussion with authors of Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation After 9/11 (Harvard University Press)
Friday July 15th 2011 Latitude Festival, Southwold- Discussion on Class in modern Britain with Owen Jones, author of Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class.
Wednesday July 6th Launch of United Nations report on women – House of Commons – chairing event and discussion
Chairing Discussion for the Royal Shakespeare Company on the King James Bible. (March 9th 2011)