Female, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, birthday 3rd June
Joined September 2017

Biog : Scilla was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’, brought together by Mandela, from whom she learned key lessons about integrity. She founded the Oxford Research Group in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, work which included a series of dialogues between Chinese, Russian and western nuclear scientists and military, for which she has been three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She founded Peace Direct in 2002 to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas, and in 2013 co-founded Rising Women Rising World She advises the leadership of selected international corporations on emerging values, and teaches young social entrepreneurs; her latest book is Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works, and her TED talk on non violence has been viewed by over a million people


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My written complaint to the BBC


Here’s what I sent as a written complaint to the BBC on 20 Dec:

“The Briefing Room programme on climate change on R4 this evening was welcome, but FAR TOO RARE. Our entire population needs to be woken up to the emergency the planet faces; it is now we have to act, not at some time in the future. I formally request you to run a series of educational programmes, children's programmes, women's programmes, dramas, music and arts series, THAT WILL WAKE US UP! This must include showing details of what any individual can do, to minimise emissions, use less fuel, eat local grown...








Dana Amma-Day

Gosh how the tide is turning. Thank you for stepping up Scilla. x


Ralph Pettingill

Thank you @Scilla Elworthy . Our BBC has been such a symptom of our confused response to so many of the increasingly pressing crises we're facing. I'm looking forward to us making it accountable and truly response-able.

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