Speaker - Amol Rajan

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Amol Rajan is a reporter at The Independent and former Editor of Varsity, the Cambridge University student newspaper. He studied English at Cambridge after spending a gap year at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, during which he became unofficially the youngest diplomat ever to represent the UK at a political conference abroad. After graduating, Amol worked at The Wright Stuff, Channel 5’s flagship show, where he was on-screen mic boy and assistant producer. He has appeared on Channel 5’s Talk to the Prime Minister, BBC News 24, 18 Doughty Street, and Fox News Live in America. Amol has also written for The Times, Evening Standard, spiked, Culture Wars, and Isis (the Oxford University student paper). He is a regular contributor to The Salisbury Review and The Literary Review, sits on the advisory board for Catch 22, a social enterprise that helps young people get into journalism, and is a volunteer worker at Prospex, a charity for young people based in Islington. His interests include reggae from the 1960s, the history of cricket, watching repeats of English sitcoms on UKTV Gold, and avoiding lifts.

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