Tessa Jowell Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews Shadow Minister for the Olympics and London Tessa Jowell. The Labour politician discusses the importance of higher education, opportunities for students to get involved in the London 2012 Games, youth unemployment and the current issues surrounding work experience. Shadow Olympics Minister praises the role of Further and Higher Education in […]

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Ben Ainslie Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews three-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie. The Team GB sailor, who is in line to compete in London this summer (in what would be his fifth Olympic Games), first rose through the ranks as a promising junior in the early 1990s and studied at Peter Symonds College in Winchester at the […]

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Tanni Grey-Thompson Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews arguably Great Britain’s greatest Paralympian of all time Tanni Grey-Thompson. The 11-time gold medallist, who competed in five Paralympic Games, discusses the difficulties of combining sport and academic studies, her time at Loughborough University and why she was tempted to come out of retirement and compete at the London 2012 […]

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Melvyn Bragg Interview

Melvyn Bragg is one of the most successful broadcasters and authors of his generation. The 72-year-old’s presence throughout mainstream media, coupled with his prolific portfolio as a novelist, has seen him entertain audiences across Great Britain. Bragg’s Cumbrian upbringing has and continues to influence much of his work. For example, he started to write the […]

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