About this event

  • Date and time Wed 20 Apr 2022 from 6:00pm to 10:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Registration and drinks reception: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Event: 7:00pm to 8:15pm
  • Optional Private dinner: 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Join us for our first In Conversation Live (ICL) in-person event since the pandemic at the Royal Society of Medicine with the renowned TV journalist, writer and presenter Angela Rippon CBE. Joined by the President of the RSM Prof Roger Kirby, she will talk about her impressive career in television and radio in Britain, America and Australia, her books and charity work. She will discuss being appointed the first female journalist newsreader in 1975 and her extensive work in dementia care from her role at Dementia Friendly Communities to presenting the BBC One documentary The Truth About Dementia. Also, she will discuss her highly acclaimed BBC programme How to Stay Young, where she investigated how to stay fit and healthy and the latest research on stopping the ageing process. 

For this ICL in-person meeting, you can choose between attending the event only (including nibbles and drinks) until 8:15pm or staying for the optional dinner afterwards for an additional price. Dinner can not be purchased separately since they are sold as an add on to the event ticket.

Originally from Devon, Angela Rippon started her career as a reporter and correspondent before joining the BBC South West in Plymouth at age 21. In 1975, she was offered a permanent role as a newsreader on BBC’S Nine O’Clock News, making her the first female journalist newsreader on national television. 

Two years later, she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in London and became the first presenter of BBC television’s Top Gear. Since then, she covered the wedding of Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer for the BBC, BBC One’s 1979 UK general election results and a wide variety of programmes including Come Dancing, The Antiques Roadshow, Masterteam, What’s My Line, Matchpoint Holiday Hit Squad, Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast and Game of War. In 1984, she worked for CBS in Boston (USA) for a year. Later, she also presented the daily radio news programme Angela Rippon’s Morning Report from 1990 to 1994 and later, Angela Rippon’s Drivetime. 

In the 2004 Birthday Honours, Angela Rippon was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and later in the 2017 New Year Honours, as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to dementia care in her role as development lead with Dementia Friendly Communities. From 2016 to 2019, she co-presented health-related programmes including How to Stay Young, Health: Truth or Scare and presented The Truth About… Antibiotics. 

Angela Rippon has been presenting BBC’s Rip-Off Britain for the past 13 years and reports for The One Show. 

*There may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this webinar, subject to Angela Rippon's work requirements.

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View the programme

Registration and drinks reception
Event starts

Angela Rippon joined by RSM President Prof Roger Kirby. Ends at 8:15pm

Private dinner

Optional for an additional £52. Ends at 10:15pm.

Dinner can not be purchased separately. Event tickets can but dinner is an add on.


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this event will close at 12:30pm on 13 April 2022.

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