Clare Balding | A Canine Adventure Through Britain
Sun 21 Apr 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Former Cambridge Union president and Newnham alumna, award-winning broadcaster, journalist, and writer, Clare Balding shares her love of dogs and her fascination with the way they have shaped Britain across the centuries. From the mysteries of extinct breeds to the ancient dogs still thriving today, Clare journeys from Battersea to the Orkney Islands via Buckingham Palace to tell a moving and humorous tale of loyalty and partnership.
In conversation with journalist & broadcasterAnna Lawlor.
Venue: TTP Stage (Cambridge Union)
Duration: 1 hour
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Clare Balding is also a best-selling and award-winning author of numerous books and children’s novels and an ardent campaigner for better coverage of women’s sport.
Clare has worked in radio since she left university in 1994, and has been presenting major events on television and radio since becoming the face of the BBC’s horse racing output in 1998. Since then, she has worked on various sporting fixtures including seven Olympic Games, five Paralympic Games and five Winter Olympic Games as well as major Royal events including Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s Royal Pageant and the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
She has worked on Wimbledon as a reporter, commentator and presenter for BBC radio and television since 1995.
Anna Lawlor is a journalist, broadcaster and media professional. She is writer and presenter of Typical! – a new BBC Radio 4 documentary, airing in June 2022. A school-leaver at 16, Anna has written for the majority of UK national newspapers and continues to contribute to The Economist and others.
Anna cut her teeth on The Sunday Times’ internship scheme, joining the foreign desk during the Iraq war. She later specialised in financial journalism, working as an investment editor at The Financial Times during the ‘credit crunch’ crisis. In 2012, she co-founded Luminescence Communications, an award-winning agency in Cambridge.
Throughout her career, Anna has interviewed eminent business leaders, politicians, and notable public figures, including an exclusive with His Highness the Aga Khan. An avid reader, Anna has also been a patron of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.