Clare Balding ... my life in broadcasting

6:00pm - 8:00pm / Friday 1st February 2019
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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LUVS LGBT+ are extremely excited to welcome the wonderful, witty and charismatic journalist, author and broadcaster (amongst her many other talents) to our stage!


Clare Balding is a BAFTA winning TV presenter, author, journalist and LGBT+ champion. In this event, Clare will be talking about her life in broadcasting, focusing on key aspects of her career including her love of horses, presenting major sporting events, and her experience of being an author. Clare will be sharing what she's learnt from her experiences and how others can learn from them.


Winner of the BAFTA Special Award and RTS Presenter of the Year Award for her expert coverage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Clare Balding is one of Britain's leading broadcasters. She is also a best-selling and award-winning author of five books and an ardent campaigner for improved coverage of women’s sport.
Clare has been a regular voice on BBC 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.

As well as winning a personal BAFTA, Clare has been part of many BAFTA Award-winning programmes, has twice been named RTS Sports Presenter of the Year, as well as Sports Presenter of the Year at the TRIC Awards, Racing Journalist of the Year, awarded the special achievement award at the Women in Film and Television Awards and been praised for “perfect presentation” by the judges of the Broadcast Awards.

A bestselling author, Clare’s first book, ‘My Animals and Other Family‘ was published by Penguin in 2012. Based on her childhood growing up in an unusual household, it was published to critical acclaim and went on to win biography of the year at the National Book Awards. Her second book, ‘Walking Home’ was published in 2014.

Clare has released two children’s books ‘The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop’ and ‘The Racehorse Who Disappeared’, and wrote a short novel ‘The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog’ for World Book Day in 2018.