Cranfield Speakers: May 14th with broadcaster Tom Sandars

Hello, I’m Tom Sandars live at Cranfield Speakers

Daniel Sandars (Special event chair)

May 14th: 18:00-20:30

Venue: Building 33, Chapel entrance, 1st floor, Learning & Development room, Cranfield University


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The format is a regular club meeting night. Tom is our guest and gets one 10 minute speaking slot:

“Small is beautiful in a big way!” A short talk about radio and television broadcasting – how it works as a means of mass communication, and the contrasts with public speaking.

He also takes part in a chat show communication role play and may take part in table-topics.


Tom’s Biography….(

Tom has worked extensively as a broadcaster and journalist for over a decade – presenting programmes, reading the news/voiceovers and reporting for the BBC and Sky.

Tom began broadcasting on hospital radio, and soon after helped launch Youth FM, the first global radio station for young people. He started work for the BBC at Radio Shropshire and Radio WM.

He then moved to television, where he worked as a political reporter for The Midlands at Westminster, and the daily news programme Midlands Today. He then went on to work for the BBC News Channel, Radio 5 Live and Sky News in London.

Tom can now be heard on the UK’s biggest radio station – he is one of BBC Radio 2’s prime-time newsreaders. He also reads the news on the digital station 6music, and presents reports for Radio 2’s Friday evening concert. Tom regularly narrates The Economist’s audio edition.

Tom is also a photographer, trained designer, and video/audio editor.

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