Nick Toksvig (Br. 1973-75) was born a long time ago in something called the 1950s. His father Claus was a Danish journalist who met his mother Julie when they both were at the BBC.
The union produced 3 offspring in total (Nick, Sandi and Jeni) and led to a mad, nomadic existence involving the continents of Africa, Europe and North America. In Europe Nick attended Brighton College and later Hull University. When he graduated he joined the ranks of news agency journalists and later broadcasters such as ITN, the BBC, Aljazeera and others. His own working life has been lived out of a variety of suitcases but there has been time along the way for 3 amazing children. Now in the twilight of his career Nick wants the focus to be on screenplays and novels. Who knows he may one day leave television news after 35 years?
- When you were at Brighton College, what did you want to be when you ‘grew-up’?
- What are you now you've grown up?
Television news journalist
- What is your best memory of school?
- What was the best piece of advice you were given
Trust your instinct
- What do you do /did you do as a career
- What does your job involve?
Processing mainly bad news and passing it on to a weary public
- What are the most challenging parts of your job?
Not me so much now but many colleagues take enormous risks to complete 6
- What have you done that you are most proud of?
Become the father of wonderful children
- What is the single thing that would most improve the quality of your life?
- What are the three objects you would take with you to a desert island?
Blank paper, pencils and a keg of beer
- How would you like to be remembered?
As a wonderful trapeze artist