Arifa Akbar is chief theatre critic of The Guardian and author of a memoir, Consumed, which has just been shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award. Arifa has been arts correspondent and literary editor of The Independent. She has written for newspapers and magazines ranging from The Observer to the FT and is a trustee of the […]
Christina Pagel is a mathematician, a member of Independent Sage and Professor of Operational Research at University College, London. The first female director of the Clinical Operational Research Unit at UCL and an honorary researcher at Great Ormond Street Hospital, she has been one of the most prominent scientists in the media during the pandemic. […]
“I was literally hanging upside down with my ass hanging out when this man comes running into the studio yelling ‘We’re going into lockdown’.” Ayesha Hazarika talks about going feral during lockdown, Zoom gin tastings and the terror and joy of stand up comedy.