Quickfire Q&A with Liz Sayce

with Liz Sayce, Chief executive of RADAR

What’s your first memory?
A little boy biting the fingers off Nicholas Naughty (my bendy rabbit) when I was in hospital – it taught me the importance of having control in life.

Which three words best describe you?
I’ve been called an influential gadfly and passionate

What’s been your best job?
A one year Harkness Fellowship working with disability activists in the US – it gave me space and stimulus to plan work on disability equality that I’ve put into practice since, with colleagues at Disability Rights Commission and RADAR

If you were stuck on a desert island and you could take one person and one object with you who and what would they be?
My partner and a solar powered mobile phone – I’m an extrovert and would want to communicate

Who inspires you and why?
Desmond Tutu for ethical, risk-taking leadership

Where is your favourite place?
The Thames – all of it – I’m currently walking its length with friends

Which celebrity would you want to play you in a film?
Judi Dench

What was the last CD you bought?
Picture Book by Simply Red (to replace the vinyl)

What are you reading?
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

What’s your favourite film?

Big Brother – treat or trash?
Not such a treat as The Apprentice

Pets – yes or no?
Cats are essential to human happiness

If you were on Death Row, what would be your final meal?
Tarka Dhal and Alloo Gobi

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