BBC Radio 4 ‘Any Questions?’

Cowley Sixth Form College had the honour of hosting the live broadcast of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions’ on Friday, 15th September.

The panel on the night was made up of Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Dame Meg Hillier MP, the TV producer and screenwriter, Sir Phil Redmond, Food and Farming Minister, Mark Spencer MP and the CEO of the Society of Chemical Industry, Sharon Todd.

Under the guidance of presenter, James Cook, the panel delved into a wide range of topics in response to questions posed by the audience.

Some of the topics discussed included the ban on American XL Bully Dogs, China’s relationship with the UK, the Pension triple lock and road traffic speed limits.

Cowley Sixth Form College students played an active role in ensuring the smooth running of the event by directing guests on where to park, as well as to help sign in visitors.

Prior to the broadcast, the Head Boy and Head Girl met the panelists in the Green Room, and spoke about their future aspirations, which was met with insightful and valuable advice.

The long-running current affairs debate, is broadcast live on Friday evenings. Members of the public can attend the broadcast and have the opportunity to ask the panel of politicians, journalists and commentators a topical question.