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
06 May 2008
During the year I spent doing journalism training in Cardiff, a film was released called Sliding Doors. Starring...
Lifestyle
07 April 2008
This summer’s special exhibition at the British Museum is an exploration of the life and achievements of the Roman...
Ideas
05 March 2008
This year holds a special significance for me. June 1st will be the 25th anniversary of me becoming disabled. This...
Lifestyle
11 February 2008
There’s no doubting the fact that, since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995, access to...
UK Politics
15 January 2008
I wish to make a complaint. When you become disabled, no one warns you about the paperwork. Very soon you realise that...
Society
18 December 2007
With Christmas swiftly approaching, I was planning to entertain you this month with a warm, uplifting festive story...
Human Rights
20 November 2007
Earlier this month a friend of mine invited me to comedian Jeremy Hardy’s one-man show in Colchester. Much of his...
Human Rights
30 October 2007
While at junior school, I was fortunate enough to have a remarkable teacher called Mrs Brown (not her real name) who...
TV and Radio
12 September 2007
For the last few weeks I, together with thousands of other people, have been suffering from an uncomfortable and...
Human Rights
08 August 2007
Becoming tetraplegic isn’t a lifestyle choice I would necessarily recommend. It’s not exactly a bed of roses. On the...
Politics
16 July 2007
I’m usually a pretty calm, relaxed, laid-back sort of person. I don’t easily lose my temper or get hot under the collar...
Health
12 June 2007
Paralysis is rather like an iceberg. The bit you can see, the not-being-able-to-walk palaver, is just the tip....
Society
08 May 2007
I never cease to be amazed by the bizarre comments people make to me because of my disability, comments they would...
Culture
05 April 2007
Life’s a funny old business, isn’t it? Consider the following paradox. As my friends will testify, I am a complete...
Culture
13 March 2007
A few weeks ago I went along after work to the Velazquez exhibition at the National Gallery (which very helpfully opens...

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