About this event

  • Date and time Wed 17 Nov 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:05pm
  • Location Online

Register here to join our In Conversation Live with Mariella Frostrup

Mariella Frostrup, Broadcaster, Columnist, and Author, will be joining Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, RSM Psychiatry Section President, for a discussion about her career, how COVID-19 has impacted our relationships, and her new book Cracking the Menopause: While keeping yourself together which has been described as an essential read that separates the myths from the reality, offers expertise, hope and advice with a generous side order of humour.

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Mariella is one of the UK’s most respected broadcasters and columnists. Her contribution to arts and literature along with her advocacy on gender and social issues have placed her at the forefront of the cultural landscape.

In her early years, Mariella worked as a public relations executive for Phonogram Records between 1980 and 1990 and coordinated the publicity for the Live Aid concert at Wembley in 1985. After leaving Phonogram, she started television work as a presenter and film critic.

She presented the Channel 4 music show Big World Cafe in 1989 alongside Eagle Eye Cherry and Jazzie B. She also presented Thames Television's Video View from 1990 and The Little Picture Show for Carlton Television from 1993.

Mariella has interviewed many celebrities, writers and artists and has presented a variety of television programmes, and has appeared in other television shows such as the series Have I Got News for You and the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.

She has written for The Daily Telegraph as a travel writer, The Guardian, The Observer, The Mail on Sunday, Harpers & Queen and the New Statesman. For almost 20 years until 2021 she was The Observer's agony aunt on its relationships page. She is also an art critic and has been on the judging panels for the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Evening Standard British Film Awards.

In 2008, Mariella received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from Nottingham Trent University in recognition of her contribution and commitment to journalism and broadcasting.

She presented the BBC Radio 2 show The Green Room and from 2002 to 2020 she was the regular presenter of BBC Radio 4 programme Open Book, interviewing authors and publishers and reviewing new fiction and non-fiction books. As the presenter of The Book Show on Sky Arts 1, she interviewed an extensive list of guests on their recent works and their "favourite heroes and heroines from fiction".

Mariella made the ground-breaking BBC1 documentary The Truth About the Menopause and she currently presents her own daily show on Times Radio covering issues of the day, from arts and culture to politics.

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