Victoria Brignell works as a radio producer with the BBC. After reading classics at Downing College, Cambridge, she undertook journalism training at Cardiff University. She lives in West London and is 30 years old and is a tetraplegic wheelchair-user.

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Lifestyle
21 December 2010
"Finished, it's finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished." Such are the opening words of Samuel...
Society
15 December 2010
Today the emphasis in Britain and America is on inclusion and independent living for disabled people. Most (though...
Society
10 December 2010
In the decades following the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, a craze for eugenics spread not only through...
Lifestyle
09 December 2010
  Britain and America are two countries that, in recent years, have led the world in attempting to give disabled...
Lifestyle
29 November 2010
This year the Royal Society has been marking its 350th anniversary. Among the most important figures in the history of...
Lifestyle
19 November 2010
Happy birthday Royal Society. This month Britain's most prestigious scientific institution is 350 years old. To...
Society
09 November 2010
Recently I read an uplifting account of the close bond between an elderly couple and their young carer. Being Jewish,...
Lifestyle
28 October 2010
In the sixth part of her series on social care, Victoria Brignell describes some of her worst experiences with carers...
Society
12 October 2010
To my family and friends I am a 33-year-old radio producer. In the eyes of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, I'm a...
Lifestyle
04 October 2010
What is the key to a successful working relationship between a disabled person and his or her personal assistant (carer...
Society
13 September 2010
As a disabled person, I often feel that I have two jobs. There's my normal job working as a radio producer and there's...
Lifestyle
17 August 2010
Harold Macmillan was once asked by a reporter what he feared most. He famously replied, "Events, dear boy, events...
Health
09 August 2010
What's the trickiest part of being paralysed from the neck down? Despite what you might think, it's not being unable to...
Society
16 November 2009
On January 15th this year I reached a personal milestone. On that evening I saw my hundredth theatre production since...
Society
12 October 2009
One of the main advantages of living in London is that you have some of the world's greatest museums and galleries on...

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