Profile: Selasi Gbormittah, King of Chill

The Great British Bake Off may have ended, but the love for contestant Selasi Gbormittah definitely hasn’t. Despite coming fourth, Selasi made TV (and internet) fame, and has now over a hundred thousand followers on Instagram. I spoke to Selasi over the phone about the Bake-Off, Dampfnudels and motorbikes. Selasi’s love for baking started at […]

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Profile: Brenda Trenowden and the 30% Club

Brenda Trenowden of all people understands the lack of female representation in executive positions. Head of Financial Institutions Group for Europe, and Head of Banks and Diversified Financials E&A for ANZ, she is now the new Global Head of the 30% Club, a campaign that aims to reach the minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 […]

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Profile: Rosaline Ereira and the refugee crisis

Last year in September, over 100,000 people marched through the streets of London for a rally in support of refugees. The event was organised by the charity Solidarity with Refugees, which organised another march a year on this September welcoming refugees. Rosalind Ereira is the founder of Solidarity with Refugees. Her involvement with both marches […]

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Changing the climate of the climate change debate: a conversation with Tony Juniper

Have you heard the one about the climate that changed? Tony Juniper has. For the past three decades, Juniper has been a prominent environmental campaigner and researcher, advising government, international companies and the public about a range of climate related issues. The Green Party candidate for Cambridge in the 2010 General Election, and former national […]

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Playing her cards right: an interview with Liv Boeree

Liv Boeree didn’t intend to become a professional poker player. “I started playing on a gameshow,” she explains during a talk at the Oxford Union, “in which five complete beginners, with coaching from poker stars, were taught to become successful players.” Fast forward ten years to November 2015 and Boeree was being named the number […]

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Profile: Vitaly Klitschko

The résumé of Vitaly Klitschko is an extraordinary one. During a professional boxing career, from 1996-2013, he was defeated only twice, and never suffered a true KO; from 2005-2013, he balanced a significant involvement in politics with that professional boxing career; since 2014, he has fully committed himself to politics, serving as mayor of Kiev. […]

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Seasoned Shakespeare: Michael Pennington spices up the Bard

Performers of Shakespeare, more than naughty children, have to listen when told to act their age. Michael Pennington, in a career spanning six decades, has played the lot: a youthful Hamlet, a mid-life Macbeth, and, in a current tour, Lear. I met him at the Oxford Playhouse, where King Lear is currently being performed, for […]

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Paul Dillane and the plight of LGBT refugees

In December, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a landmark report on the protection of LGBT refugees across the world. This was the first global report released by the UNHCR that has focused specifically on LGBT people and it illuminates the challenges LGBT refugees currently face not only in Europe, but across […]

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Sustainable development – none of your business? An interview with Clive Mather

Clive Mather has his fingers in many pies. Unfortunately, when I visited him to carry out an interview, there wasn’t any pie, but he did offer me some rather nice biscotti instead. Working in every continent except Antarctica, with roles such as CEO of the oil company, Shell Canada, Chairman of Tearfund, an international Christian […]

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