Rosie Boycott

Rosie Boycott


Rosie Boycott is a journalist and publisher. From 1992-96, she was editor of the men’s magazine Esquire. Boycott was the first female editor of two national broadsheets, heading The Independent and its sister publication the Independent on Sunday. Later, she edited the Daily Express. She has sat on judging panels for literary contests, notably chairing the panel judging the 2001 Orange Prize for Fiction. She is also a media advisor for the Council of Europe.

Rosie is currently the Mayor of London’s food advisor, alongside working at Capital Growth, which promotes gardening in London, with an eye to the environmental implications of the city.

Rosie is the author of several books, including her 2009 memoir A Nice Girl Like Me. She wasn’t a typical 1960’s Cheltenham Ladies College girl. By the age of 21 she had co-founded the feminist magazine Spare Rib and the feminist publishing house Virago, whilst experimenting with drugs, sex and booze. But she wanted more: more experience, more travel, more passion. The book recounts the remarkable journey from her teenage years, through an epic motorcycle trip to the successful journalist she is today.

Rosie has also written about her passion for gardening, with Our Farm published in 2007 and Spotted Pigs and Green Tomatoes following soon afterwards in 2008.


Rosie Boycott @RosieBoycott

So excited to watch the exclusive launch event for literary giant @isabelallende for her new novel #Violeta, in conversation with @AlexClark3

@BloomsburyBooks @5x15stories

Dinner on your own is dinner with someone you love. The sublime @jayrayner1 on @5x15stories

Listening to the superlative Rebecca Solnit talking about Orwell’s passion for roses and nature @5x15stories

Now listening to the wonderful @LawrenceWright on The Plague Year @5x15stories

So enjoying the brilliant @tahmima @5x15stories . Being @AStartupWife is a really insightful book. Listen in

Is liberalism dying? What can we do to save it? Listen to @fromTGA ( timothy Garton Ash) @5x15stories . Stunning analysis from the historian of the present

This is a crucial moment: are we fighting the first or Second World War? Will we opt for the misery of 1918 or the brilliance of 1945? Listen to @iangoldin talk about his new book Rescue @5x15stories

Tonight we welcome the incredible @HoratioClare back to 5x15 to talk about Heavy Light: A journey through madness, mania and healing. There is still time to register and join us:

WOW! I had never seen this before and it puts wild and/or permanent grassland #carbon storage potential in perspective

See the wonderful ⁦@MichaelRosenYes⁩ ⁦@5x15stories⁩ Monday 15 March at 7.00 pm. Unmissable

The fabulous @NellFrizzell tells a beautiful story of Berlin, biking, friendship and The Panic Years for @Selfridges #5x15stories

“Black British motherhood is to be celebrated” - the wonderful Candice Brathwaite talks about ripping up the rulebook and breaking down the negative stereotypes with her work with Make Motherhood Diverse and her best selling book I Am Not Your Babymother. #5x15stories @Selfridges

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

.@MichaelGove stop profiling journalists and blocking Freedom of Information requests. I’ve signed the @openDemocracy petition >>

On the way in... New Year’s Day, watched by Fred the Labrador. Happy new year

The tyranny of merit: brilliant talk by Michael Sandal and the wonderful @pollytoynbee @5x15stories

Well on a bleak morning this has cheered me up

New podcast alert!

Revisit the inspiring conversation at our special Future of Food event - everything from farm to fork - with the incredible line up of thinkers and writers: @Didara @timspector
@tasha_tatenda @HenryDimbleby @RosieBoycott

😍👀📚Can't wait to have @MerlinSheldrake join us on Sept 7th to talk about his revelatory new book #EntangledLife and the massively diverse kingdom of organisms that support and sustain nearly all living systems Mushroom🍄

Very sad news: he was a lovely man who I was lucky enough to know for fifty years. What a giant hole he leaves behind