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Peter English

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Cindy Gallop & Dr Fiona Vera-Gray on the impact of porn on teenagers, writer Erin Kelly, Dr Jenny Mathers & Dr Peter English.

Woman's Hour

Continuing our look at what’s being reported as “rape culture” in schools, we talk about the impact of pornography on young people and its effect on relationships and sex. Emma Barnett talks to Dr Fiona Vera-Gray from Durham University and Cindy Gallop founder of MakeLoveNotPorn. We hear from the thriller writer Erin Kelly who talks about her latest novel – “Watch Her Fall” – set in the world of elite ballet.After Germany's announcement that it's restricting the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60 we hear from Dr Peter English a Retired Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, and former Chair of the BMA Public Health Medicine Committee, who says the jab is safe to take.And we discuss the Swiss Army's plans to attract more female recruits by allowing them to wear women's underwear for the first time. Until now female soldiers have been issued with the same underwear as men.Presenter: Emma BarnettProducer: Lisa JenkinsonStudio Manager: Donald MacDonald


31 Mar 2021

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11. Peter English

The Writers Hour

[2:20] Pete on his background in journalism and how he came to be a senior lecturer at University of the Sunshine Coast"You've got to be prepared for the criticism – but you've got to ask for it, too … pick writers you respect, and ask for their feedback … and you've got to be brave to take whatever it is they say."[4:30] Pete on learning on the fly at The Guardian in London[8:15] Pete on his "stupid question"[11:40] Pete on the importance of self-editing in today's media world, and why one needs to be careful with descriptions"I'm very precious with what people tell me and how to report it – the way that comes back can often be misinterpreted. We see that throughout the world; what is a fact these days? What is truth? What did you mean when you said this?"[18:10] Peter on ethics when dealing with interview subjects[23:50] Peter talks about how he entered the academic world"I know there's often an uneasy relationship between journalists and academics, but even just thinking about what it is that you do as a writer, a journalist, as a communications officer, as a sports lover, [and] those blurring of roles – are you a cheerleader, are you critical of the team, even just thinking about that helps make you a better journalist."[26:40] Peter talks about his story on former England captain Adam Hollioake, which you can find here[30:05] Pete on original writing and being present, versus the daily news churn "The whole point of what we're doing is trying to get something original. When 30 people are asking, let's say Pat Cummins, questions at a press conference, there's nothing original there. And then the whole pack goes to the next press conference, and the next one." [32:25] Pete on where journalism students are landing jobs nowadays"If you're interested in being a sportswriter one of the key things you need to do it train … you read sports, you write sport, you listen to it, you watch it. That is your training."[35:44] Pete talks about ways journalists can prioritise their workloads in order to focus on quality writing[39:10] Pete on the key lessons he wants his students to have learned by the time they leave[41:15] Pete on the lessons his students can only learn in the workforce[45:40] Pete on his forthcoming book, which looks at the sports media industry in Australia[55:30] Pete on the person he'd most like to interview and write about in-depth See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Aug 2020

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19 Crimes Living Wine Labels with Peter English of Treasury Wine Estates

UK Wine Show

We talk to Peter English about the Living Wine Labels app that Treasury Wine Estates have launched and are rolling out this summer.

6 Jul 2018