Thanks to all who joined us for our annual philanthropy event last night as we joined Professor Alice Roberts in conversation with Miranda Krestovnikoff at The Bristol Hotel.
From Alice’s early love of anthropology to their first presenting roles and their near-death experiences on the job, their obvious connection resulted in a friendly, lively and insightful conversation. They were joined on stage by Nura Aabe from Autism Independence and Ruth Jackson from Bluebell Care Trust. Nura and Ruth are both founders of small, local charitable organisations and both have lived experience of their causes. Ruth spoke passionately about her own struggles with post-natal depression and the need for the project and Nura spoke about her struggle to get the help she needed for her son which led to her setting up the organisation to make sure that others would be able to get the help they need.
The three things everyone learned on the night were that TV producers sometimes like to scare presenters, the Somali language doesn’t have a word for autism, and to avoid A&E in the first week of August.
Missed the event? You can catch Alice in Britain’s most Historic Towns – which will be back for a second series beginning this Saturday on Channel 4.