100 episodes

A new podcast series hosted by
journalist & broadcaster Helen Fospero

The Convex Conversation Convex

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

A new podcast series hosted by
journalist & broadcaster Helen Fospero

    Physical Disability Rugby League player Sam Zeller on being part of England’s World Cup wining team

    Physical Disability Rugby League player Sam Zeller on being part of England’s World Cup wining team

    Sam Zeller shares the story behind lifting the first ever World Cup for Physical Disability Rugby League for England, beating New Zealand 42-10 in a tough game to become champions.
    Sam - a 23-year-old claims adjuster at Convex - says the England team's focus is now on getting more exposure for the game to ensure more people are able to play.
    The England side is made up of players with cerebral palsy, brain injuries, missing limbs and so on, but Sam - who was born without a right hand - says the split makes the team special. He talks about training under former England full-back Shaun Briscoe, the commitment of Australian comedian/player Adam Hills to the sport and the pride his parents felt watching the game. 
     

     

     

     

    • 30 min
    Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Manish Raval on saving sight around the world on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

    Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Manish Raval on saving sight around the world on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

    Consultant anaesthetist Dr Manish Raval of Moorfield’s Eye Hospital reflects on 11 years volunteering for Orbis, travelling to places like Peru, Zambia and Mongolia to work on surgeries on board their state-of-the-art Flying Eye Hospital and in the community.
     
    Manish explains that 1.1 billion people have some sight loss yet 90% is avoidable. Orbis - a non profit organisation - empowers local medics in developing countries with the skills and resources to fight blindness on their own, teaching surgeries and techniques.
     
    Manish specialises in paediatric anaesthesia and takes us round the world with examples of the charity's work.
     
    In Ethiopia Orbis is heavily involved in eradicating trachoma – a bacterial infection which is the leading preventable cause of blindness. In Bangladesh volunteers teach cataract procedures and in Vietnam, where diabetes is a big problem, diabetic retinopathy surgery.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     

    • 41 min
    Helen joins Haircuts4Homeless Founder Stewart Roberts MBE at work in a London church

    Helen joins Haircuts4Homeless Founder Stewart Roberts MBE at work in a London church

    It’s Friday night at St Columba’s Church in London’s Knightsbridge. Helen joins Haircuts4Homeless founder Stewart Roberts at work and chats to some of those who turn up for a free cut and warm meal.
     
    Stewart started offering homeless people haircuts eight years ago. He now has 600 volunteers who have given more than 40,000 cuts all over the UK and Ireland, and the charity is proud that Game of Thrones star Lena Headey is an ambassador.
     
    Hear Me, See Me - a beautiful book of black and white portraits of Haircuts4Homeless guests shot by Jack Eames – is on sale to help raise funds so the work can continue. Stewart says: “It might be ‘just a haircut’ but it’s the kindness shown that makes a homeless person know people care.”
     
    Portraits by Jack Eames
     

    • 28 min
    Prof Callum Roberts on how the Convex Seascape Survey could reveal the ocean as our greatest climate ally

    Prof Callum Roberts on how the Convex Seascape Survey could reveal the ocean as our greatest climate ally

    As COP27 approaches, Callum Roberts - Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of Exeter - talks about the Convex Seascape Survey, an ambitious five-year scientific research programme to fathom out how the ocean could be a vital asset in slowing planetary warming.
     
    The seabed is the ultimate sink for carbon emissions but has been overlooked and undervalued because of insufficient and inconclusive data.
     
    Working with BLUE Marine Foundation, scientists will gather and analyse accurate data to quantify how healthy seascapes thriving with life can absorb carbon, in a project which has never been more critical.

    • 34 min
    Adam Kingl gives us an insight into how to attract, motivate & retain Gen Y

    Adam Kingl gives us an insight into how to attract, motivate & retain Gen Y

    Globally renowned business expert Adam Kingl talks to Helen about the three generations in today’s workforce - baby boomers, Gen X and Gen Y
     
    By 2025, it’s estimated Gen Y will make up 75% of the global workforce but a typical Gen Y doesn’t tend to stay in a job long-term.
     
    Adam explains the paradigms and events which have led to the creation of a generation who demand a better work-life balance; more flexibility; positive career development; commitment to a more sustainable world and strong team culture.
     
    We discuss reverse mentoring, side hustles, digital natives, Gen Z and the importance of assessing the health of a company through the lens of a sociologist – by observing behaviours.
     

    • 42 min
    Tusk’s first ever Conservation Award winner on brokering peace with feuding tribes in Kenya

    Tusk’s first ever Conservation Award winner on brokering peace with feuding tribes in Kenya

    As Hampton Court Palace prepares to host the 10th Tusk Conservation Awards, Helen is in Northern Kenya with the awards' partner/co-creators Ninety One to meet their first ever winner, Tom Lalampaa.
     
    Tom - CEO of the North Rangelands Trust - explains how he’s found success brokering peace with feuding tribes in Northern Kenya using a conservancy method to ensure communities, wildlife and the habitat can thrive together.
     
    Tom tells Helen about life in the Samburu Tribe, growing up with nomadic parents and 16 siblings, and reflects on what it meant to receive his award in London from Tusk’s royal patron HRH William, the Prince of Wales.
     

     

     

    • 33 min

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