The Jeremy Vine show – Safe Space Debate with Kate Smurthwaite and Eve Livingston

Last week I appeared on Jeremy Vine’s radio 2 show debating with Kate Smurthwaite (who was no-platformed by Goldmsiths Student Union) about safe space and whether it’s a threat to free speech. (If you’re in any doubt I was obviously defending safe spaces and the rights of unions to protect their members and use their resources as they choose). Listen again below if you fancy: … Read More

The F-Word radio show highlights

In the last two years of my degree, I presented a show on our student radio station FreshAir.org.uk called ‘The F-Word’ which I liked to think of as ‘woman’s hour’s younger sister’. The show was unashamedly about feminism and aimed to bring quite challenging topics to a new student audience who might not have thought too much about them before; I did this by bringing guests in to debate issues punctuated with ‘feminist anthems’, quizzes and other fun features. This quick podcast brings together some highlights of one semester of the show. … Read More

Presenting on International Student Radio Day

One of the highlights of my time on student radio was when I was given the opportunity to broadcast to 250,000 people around the world by co-presenting the Edinburgh slot on ‘International Student Radio Day 2012’ – on October 2nd, a day after my 20th birthday. We made what was a big logistical challenge even bigger by broadcasting live from the Pleasance Theatre with a live studio audience and interactive games as well as a live performance from Scottish band PAWS but luckily it all went pretty well and was a lot of fun to boot. Below you can hear some highlights from the broadcast.  … Read More