Speech Day 2020

The Headmaster and Governors are pleased to invite you to join them for Virtual Speech Day

Guest speaker Ros Atkins (CO93), BBC Presenter, Outside Source, BBC World News & BBC World Service

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Guest Speaker
Ros Atkins (CO93)

Presenter, Outside Source
BBC World News and BBC World Service

Ros Atkins presents the BBC’s innovative TV news programme Outside Source. It’s live Monday-Thursday at 2000 and 2100 GMT on BBC World News and BBC News Channel in the UK.

Prior to this he was an award-winning news anchor of BBC World Service radio.

Ros has hosted coverage of many major stories around the world for BBC News, including Brexit, numerous international summits, the Greek debt crisis, the death of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama’s first election victory and inauguration, the football World Cups in Germany and South Africa, the Charles Taylor verdict, London’s 2012 Olympic Games and Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Ros has hosted live BBC programmes from an array of locations around the world from a bar in Soweto, to a prison in Indianapolis, to Downing Street and the European Council in Brussels.

Ros has also made a number of documentaries for the BBC. All That Stands in the Way which looked at gender inequality through the lives of four teenage girls in Iceland, UK, Lesotho and Jordan. You can see it here. 

Living With Tourists examines the relationship between tourist and host. You can hear it here.

Ros spent most of his childhood Cornwall in the South-West of England, but has also lived in the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and South Africa. Ros has maintained a keen interest in Africa and the Caribbean, and has been deployed by the BBC to cover the Trinidad carnival, the Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, xenophobic violence in South Africa and many other stories.

Ros is also the founder of the multi-award-winning 50:50 Project which is a global initiative which seeks to ensure the fair representation of women in media content.

Ros lives in South-East London with his wife and two daughters.

You can follow him on twitter @BBCRosAtkins.

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