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Rick Edwards

discusses maths with Eugenia Cheng

Rick Edwards is a broadcaster and writer. Rick began his career on the standup circuit after graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. He now works as a journalist, presenter and screenwriter. Rick can currently be seen on BBC Three hosting Free Speech, the live current affairs debate show. He has also fronted a number of topical documentaries for the channel – including the highest rating documentary in BBC Three’s history, Oscar Pistorius – What Really Happened?

Rick was one of the key members of Channel 4’s Paralympic coverage, co-presenting The Paralympic Breakfast Show with Kelly Cates. His work on Free Speech led to Rick becoming more involved in youth engagement campaigning and he has also published None Of The Above, a book aimed at young people that describes the basics of the political process in the UK, gives an overview of the issues facing the country, and explains the power of your vote.

Rick has a monthly column in the Observer Magazine, and contributes regularly to the Evening Standard and Huffington Post. Amongst his other interests are the environment (he is a regular on the Observer Ethical Awards judging panel), mathematics (his mental arithmetic is impeccable), and snooker (highest break: 32).