Event Details

The Magic Circle Awards will be held in London


17th May 2023, Wednesday


Tanya Beckett

Tanya has worked in broadcasting and the media for over twenty years. She started out at the FT, then went to work for CNBC, Sky News, CNN and, since 1998, the BBC. She has worked on a variety of programmes on BBC WorldNews, the Newschannel, Radio 4 and BBC1 and BBC2 including The Inquiry, Our World, Working Lunch, Today, World Business report, Newsnight and World Business Report. She also spent 3 years living in and reporting from New York for the BBC. Tanya also works with the World Bank, EBRD, EIB, ADB, Chatham House, the Somali Government and the British Foreign Office in matters relating to trade and communication. She is writes and presents the weekly BBC current affairs radio documentary ‘The Inquiry’ and presenting news programmes for BBC news. Tanya has a degree from Oxford University in Metallurgy and Materials Science and spent 5 years as an investment banker in Frankfurt and London. She speaks fluent German, good French and some Spanish.

Charity Partner

Not Beyond Redemption

52% of women in prison are mothers of children under eighteen. Often their incarceration means they lose access to their children. 70% are serving sentences of less than 12 months, but the impact on their families will last a lifetime. Not Beyond Redemption is the only charity that provides Pro Bono Family Law advice and representation to these mothers whilst in prison and until their children come of age, ensuring they can access and maintain relationships with their children. Not Beyond Redemption has a team of specialist family lawyers and volunteers who work with the women throughout their legal proceedings, even after they have been released and until they no longer need their services. Not Beyond Redemption currently runs legal clinics in six female prisons and takes on referrals from across the women's prison estate. By 2025, they aim to run a legal clinic in every female prison in England so that no mother in prison faces the risk of losing contact with their children due to their incarceration.


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