Argh, this is a greatly belated blog, sorry! On Friday I saw Jennifer Saunders! Dr Jennifer Saunders, as I should call her, is now part of Edge Hill’s alumni (awesome) and as far as I am aware it’s due to her connection with Professor Tanya Byron who is the university’s 1st chancellor- woo! Anyway Tanya and Jennifer did a sort of talk show-esque event last Friday. It was ticket only, but the tickets were free!!! They spoke about Jennifer’s life, her work, briefly on her breast cancer experience (I personally thought they spoke about it very respectfully, but lightheartedly too) and also about a charity she is involved with. I was much too nervous to ask her a question, and I am regretful of that- I can’t stop coming up with questions even now a week later! But nevertheless I was absolutely made up with the event and opportunity!
Needless to say I was blown away, not just by Jennifer but also by Tanya Byron who I have since researched about and have definitely discovered a new role model in. These spectacular women were equally hilarious, charming and clearly, very intellectual.
This is a very blatant big up for the university but here are two clear examples why I love Edge Hill: firstly the opportunities it offers, certainly for media students, and secondly the people who sort of run it, and are connected to it; highly professional, intellectual and innovative- to say the least. Anyway, I’m still swooning!
Hope you’re having a good week and are enjoying this cold, cold, cold…weather.