Anita’s credits run from Four Rooms to Escape To The Continent via films on China, Russia and India. She’s also explored New York: America's Busiest City, covered cricket for Channel 4 and Sky, revealed her baking and dancing skills on Bake Off and Strictly, and presents the Radio 4 institution Woman's Hour.


Anita Rani is a radio and TV presenter who has covered everything from current affairs to religion to sport. Alongside a variety of hosting and reporting roles she presents the Friday edition of Radio 4 institution Woman's Hour.

Starting her career at just 14, hosting a show on local radio in her native Bradford, Anita went on to host youth and lifestyle programming on Channel 5 before moving to the BBC. On BBC Three she presented coverage of the BBC Poetry Slam, she hosted the BBC Asian Network’s breakfast show, and the award-winning Desi DNA, the Asian arts and culture show on BBC Two. She went on to co-host Watchdog and work on the current affairs brief for The One Show, filing reports on everything from policing to alcoholism to online scams.

Anita remains a regular on The One Show as both reporter and presenter, as well as on Countryfile, and has been a stand-in co-host on ITV’s This Morning. She also presented four series of Four Rooms, the popular Channel 4 programme where members of the public with antiques, collectables and works of art attempt to negotiate the best price with a team of professional dealers.

As well as documentaries and factual programmes on India, Russia, railways, and New York, Anita’s love of cricket came to the fore as a reporter for Channel 4’s The Cricket Show. She also followed the game to Sky as co-host of Cricket AM. She has reported and presented documentaries on royal weddings, wildlife, road safety, obesity and demographics. Anita won the first Sport Relief British Bake Off and reached the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani, Anne-Marie Imafidon, and Neil Lawrence

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London