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Oxford First Gen: The Arts (Museums, Television and Podcasting)

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event from the Oxford First-Gen Society features First-Gen alumni speaking on a range of career paths. All welcome. Register for the Zoom link here.

About the speakers:

Aileen Brennan
Growing up in Central London with two nurses for parents, Aileen’s family explored every free activity in London, and so from a young age Aileen was a regular at London’s galleries and museums. By happy accident, Aileen discovered the intriguing course of ‘Archaeology and Anthropology’ and studied at Magdalen from 2011-2014. After various travelling breaks and a stint working for Catz in Oxford, Aileen went on to study for an MA at UCL’s Institute for Archaeology. Having previously worked at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Geffrye Museum (now the Museum of the Home), Aileen currently works in the Development Department of the Museum of London as a Patrons Manager, bringing together supporters to help raise money for the £330 million project to move the museum to an impressive new site.

Millie Chu
Millie is a radio and podcast producer who graduated from Oxford in 2019. Throughout university, she had absolutely no idea what she wanted to do, but found student radio and making her own podcast pretty fun. After graduating, she joined Somethin’ Else, an independent production company based in London. She has progressed from receptionist to assistant producer, working on exciting projects including the Brit Awards, BBC Radio 2 shows and Jazz 625. She currently works as assistant producer on Trevor Nelson’s BBC Radio 2 show, Out to Lunch with Jay Rayner and the Penguin Podcast, alongside developing both factual and entertainment podcast ideas.

Sophia Alexandra Hall
Recently named as an international ‘Top Talent under 25’, Sophia is the Partnerships Manager for the music streaming service, Vialma. Alongside her work in music tech, she co-hosts the podcast, “Who cares about Research”, a platform dedicated to disseminating academic social research to a wider audience. As a care leaver, she advocates for people with care experience, working with charities and the Children’s Commissioner of England’s office. In 2019 she was invited to Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty the Queen for her services to Children in Care. Her advocacy work has led to her speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai and being featured by The Guardian and The Big Issue. She is a champion of accessibility in the music industry and is the youngest Trustee for the charity Youth Music.


February 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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