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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Society
01 September 2009
There is one final taboo in our culture. These days we have become used to people talking and writing about the most...
Society
30 July 2009
Recently I discovered that someone I knew at university is now married to Miss Wheelchair California. We don't have...
Culture
05 May 2009
When I was given my first job in BBC radio I almost felt as if I had been destined to work there. I come from...
World Affairs
30 March 2009
It's difficult to imagine the horror experienced by those families caught up in the recent Australian bushfires. More...
Lifestyle
20 February 2009
The tragic death of Daniel James has naturally provoked a huge amount of ethical debate. Since it emerged that he had...
Human Rights
30 January 2009
Matters of life and death have been preoccupying me a lot recently. On New Year's Eve, as the minutes ticked down to...
North America
08 January 2009
So who is the most dangerous disabled person in history? Who could possibly beat Kaiser Wilhelm and Joseph Goebbels?...
Europe
07 January 2009
In second place is Wilhelm II (1859-1941), Kaiser of Germany from 1888, who played a large role in starting World War I...
Europe
06 January 2009
Unless you've been living on the planet Mars for the last 20 years, you'll be well aware that modern television is very...
Human Rights
10 November 2008
Contrary to what Hamlet claims, "to be or not to be" is not the question, as far as I'm concerned. The choice which...
Society
07 October 2008
During my university years I took great delight in confusing the shoppers of Cambridge. In those days I often used a...
UK Politics
08 September 2008
At the time of writing I am going through a bout of insomnia. Last night I lay in bed and watched the green numbers on...
Sport
08 August 2008
Oh dear, it's the Paralympics soon. Sorry, that's probably not the reaction you're expecting from me. But I'm afraid...
Human Rights
01 July 2008
The island of Sri Lanka should be a tropical paradise. With its golden palm-fringed beaches, diverse vegetation and...
Law
03 June 2008
Last month the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into force. It may not be a...

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