Libby Purves

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Full name: Libby Purves

Area of interest: Education, family issues, health and welfare, government policy, religion

Journals/Organisation: The Times

Email: libby.purves@thetimes.co.uk

Personal website:

Website: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/libbypurves

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Representation: Clive Conway

Networks: https://twitter.com/lib_thinks

Biography:

About: Libby Purves is a BBC Radio 4 presenter, columnist and author. More at BBC Radio 4 presenters

Education: Convent schools in Thailand, South Africa, France; Beechwood Sacred Heart School, Tunbridge Wells; St Anne's College, Oxford: English Language and Literature (first-class honours)

Career: After a varied journalistic career, joined BBC as studio manager, 1971 - studio manager at the World Service; studio manager Radio Oxford, then presenter and producer of the morning programme; joined Radio 4's Today programme as a freelance reporter, 1974, and (first woman) (youngest) presenter from 1977/1981; presenter of Midweek programme, from 1983, and also presents The Learning Curve; columnist on The Times since 1990. A new blog - Faith Central: Libby Purves guide to religion and thought - commenced in June 2007, inspired by the "glories, inspirations and eccentricities of world religions and cultural traditions"

Current position/role: Presents Midweek on BBC Radio 4 and writes a column for The Times

  • also writes/written for: Writes a monthly column in the sailing magazine Yachting Monthly and is a regular contributor to The Oldie magazine

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Broadcast media: BBC Radio 4: The Learning Curve - The definitive guide to learning (Info/contact/listen/archive)

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Awards/Honours: OBE for services to journalism, 1999; Columnist of the year, 1999

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Other: Married to broadcaster Paul Heiney

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Latest work: Love Songs and Lies OCLC 71807982, 2007

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Remit/Info: Education, family issues, health and welfare, government policy

Section: Features

Role: Columnist

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Email: libby.purves@thetimes.co.uk

Website: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/libbypurves

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Day published: usually Monday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format:

Average length: 1000 words

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