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As part of our LucyGives celebrations, we are delighted to welcome you to join us virtually for an audience with Honorary Fellows Jackie Ashley and Sarah Sands as they discuss how to carve a career in an uncertain world

About the Speakers

Jackie Ashley is a journalist, broadcaster and campaigner, and was Lucy’s 8th President (2015-2018). She was a producer and newsreader on Newsnight, a reporter on TV-am, a producer and reporter on Channel 4, and was ITN’s political correspondent. Jackie then moved from television to journalism, becoming the political editor of the New Statesman, and a columnist and political interviewer for The Guardian.

During lockdown, Jackie was appointed chair of The National Brain Appeal, which raises funds to advance treatment and research at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, and the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Sarah Sands is the Board Director at Hawthorn Advisors. She previously worked at the BBC, where she was editor of the Today programme, Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme. She was previously editor of the London Evening Standard, the first woman to edit The Sunday Telegraph and deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph.

Sarah is an Honorary Fellow of Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a Visiting Fellow to the Reuters Institute. She is chairwoman of the political think tank Bright Blue, a patron of National Citizen Service, sits on the board of London First and was chair of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Please register to receive Zoom joining instructions for this event. This event is free and open to all.

What is LucyGives? 

With the help of the worldwide Lucy community through LucyGives (18-25 October), we can achieve the College’s mission in the most meaningful and collaborative way.   

Together, we’ll raise funds during LucyGives to help us level the playing field, ensuring those from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds can thrive academically and make the most of all that Cambridge has to offer. We’ll ensure they develop the skills required to achieve their career ambitions, so that they really can go on to make a positive impact on the world. 

For more information on how you can get involved, please click here.