|23 Mar 2023|
Paul Mayhew-Archer (Reeves 1967-71) has joined a recently-launched podcast about Parkinson's, called Movers and Shakers.
The idea for the podcast came from Sir Nick Mostyn, a member of a group with Parkinson's who have been meeting each month in the Ladbroke Arms in London's Notting Hill Gate.
One of the other members, BBC journalist Rory Cellan-Jones, said: 'We are recording the series in the pub, trying to recapture the spirit of our conversations - plenty of jokes, plenty of moans and a lot of shared information about Parkinson’s and how it’s affecting us and those who care for us. Each episode will cover a different theme - how we coped with the diagnosis, the world of work and how easy it is to tell your employer you have a degenerative condition, the research into potential cures, the role exercise and diet can play in helping cope with Parkinson’s.'
As well as Paul, the others are Jeremy Paxman, former BBC radio presenter Mark Mardell, and Gillian Lacey-Solymar, who has reported for the BBC, been a management consultant and now runs an events business.
Paul, who wrote and produced numerous radio and TV comedies, is the 'relentlessly optimistic' member of the team, in contrast with Jeremy Paxman, described as the 'chief gloomster'. You can listen to the podcast here, or wherever you normally get your podcasts.
Paul will be the guest speaker at this year's Eastbournian Society annual dinner on 21 April.
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