Annie Vernon

Annie Vernon is an Olympic silver medallist and two-time World Champion rower. She was a full time, Lottery-funded athlete on the British Rowing Team for 8 years, in that time going to 6 World Championships and 2 Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012). Since retiring from sport she has become a journalist and speaker, sharing her insight into how sport, as a microcosm of human emotion and the human experience, can offer us valuable lessons for both life and the workplace.
Annie’s belief is that sport is a perfect blend of science and art; technology and passion; cool-headed analysis yet the ability of the heart and the body to amaze us.
She is a regular The Times columnist and contributor to BBC Radio, amongst others.

Related Sessions
Sunday 18 October 2015, 12.00 Free Stage

Energy futures: how can we keep the lights on?

"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student

follow the Academy of Ideas

Newsletter

Keep up to date with Academy of Ideas news and events by joining our mailing list.