​​Alongside being a household Radio 1 name, Clara has hosted coverage of the Brits and the Baftas, taken a critical look at the fame industry, interviewed stars of stage and screen, and competed on Strictly, as well as celebrity editions of Pointless and Masterchef.


Clara Amfo is a TV and radio presenter known for the energy and knowledge she brings to music, interviews and live performances on BBC Radio 1. She took over the reins of the Future Sounds show from Annie Mac and previously hosted the Radio 1 daytime show, including its world-famous Live Lounge slot, and the Chart Show. 

Starting her broadcasting career at Kiss FM, Clara soon moved to host the 1Xtra breakfast show and appear on MTV before heading to the BBC.

On TV, Clara has hosted coverage of the Brit Awards, the MOBOs, and the Baftas, as well as being a part of the BBC’s Glastonbury presenting team. She’s interviewed stars from Nicki Minaj to Spike Lee, Drake and Britney Spears. Her 1Xtra documentary Deeper than Skin was widely praised for it’s look at the sensitive subject of skin bleaching, whilst she also look a critical look at the fame industry for Newnight’s culture-focused spin-off, Artsnight.

As well as competing in Strictly Come Dancing, Clara has appeared on Would I Lie to You?, Celebrity Juice, Pointless Celebrities and Celebrity Masterchef, and has reported for The One Show.

For IWD 2021, Clara was immortalised as a Barbie Shero doll. She was awarded the Special Recognition Award at Stylist’s Remarkable Women Awards and in was named an Ambassador for Pantene’s Gold Series.


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

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

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