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Sandi Toksvig - Entertaining Speaker

Sandi Toksvig - Entertaining Speaker

Sandi’s father, Claus Toksvig, was a foreign correspondent for Danish television, and was sent on assignments to several countries around the world, and so Sandi Toksvig was brought up in Europe, Africa, and the United States. Sandi spent six years at Mamaroneck High School in New York State. She also went to a boarding school in Guildford, Britain.

Sandi studied Law, Archaeology and Anthropology at Girton College Cambridge University, she also studied Muslim law as part of her extra studies. She had hoped to become a human rights lawyer.

She won the Theresa Montefiore Memorial Award for outstanding academic achievement and the Raemakers Prize for Archaeology.

Sandi took a year off her studies to work as a lighting technician on ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at the Palace Theatre, London. While at Cambridge she wrote and starred in the first all-woman show for the Footlights review. She graduated from the university with a first class degree in law.

Sandi then went to work on various productions for Nottingham Playhouse, including ‘A Little Night Music’ and then went on to work with the New Shakespeare Company in Regents Park, London.

She made a break into children’s television in the 80’s, appearing in the popular Saturday morning show ‘No. 73’ for which she was also a writer.

As a former member of ‘The Comedy Store Players’, she moved into the comedy circuit, radio, and mainstream television. Sandi first performed on Channel 4’s improvisation show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’?. She became a panellist on the BBC Radio 4 spoof game show ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, and the BBC 2 Television word game ‘Call My Bluff.’ She co-presented Island Race with John McCarthy.

Sandi now hosts a daily talk show on LBC and continues to present Radio 4’s travel programme.

Away from presenting and performing, Sandi is an accomplished author writing books for both adults and children.