For almost 20 years Annie has been one of Radio 1's most popular and influential DJs, hosting the Friday Dance Party and Future Sounds shows, as well as succeeding Zane Lowe and John Peel as the station's new music ambassador. An acclaimed international live DJ, Annie is also a novelist, presenter and podcaster.


Irish DJ Annie Mac was Radio 1's new music guru, alongisde presenting her Dance Party and Future Sounds programmes she inherited the station's new music ambassador title from previous incumbents Zane Lowe and John Peel.

As well as her radio shows Annie is a live DJ of international acclaim, playing at festivals, clubs and shows from London to Ibiza to Miami. Away from music Annie is a writer, her debut novel Mother Mother is decribed as a "gritty, affecting coming-of-age novel" about the disappearance of a caring, selfless woman in Befast. She's also a podcaster, her Changes with Annie MacMannus explores the nature and effects of change with artists, musicians, activists and a range of people that have experienced big changes in their lives.


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JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London


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