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

Bird brains just different from ours; and migrants had fully functioning Ning GPS systems before mankind as even born

We’ll never use “bird brained” as an insult ever again after hearing the amazing Jennifer Ackerman on the genius of birds at the wonderful #HayCartagena20 with @RosieBoycott


Delighted and honoured to be introducing @RosieBoycott into @UKHouseofLords as Crossbench Peer next month. Fantastic #Food campaigner. Top #women role model and a very welcome addition.

Feeding the Next Generation: the need to transform food environments to help children eat healthily. The role of business and public policy. London Food Board member @CorinnaHawkes of @FoodPolicyCity interviews wonderful @chefsamkass at #EatForum18 in Stockholm

⚡️ “@MayorofLondon wants junk food ad ban on all @TfL transport ” by @Childrensfood

.@MayorofLondon to consult on proposal for world-leading ban on #junkfood advertising on @TFL network to combat #childhoodobesity Our response here:

And here's where you can have your say on the new food strategy for London @MayorofLondon

We’re excited to launch @MayorofLondon's draft London Food Strategy for consultation today! We want all Londoners to have access to healthy, affordable, sustainable food. Tell us what you think: #LondonFoodStrategy #HaveYourSay

New London Food Strategy out for consultation - have your say! Great work by food team at City Hall, and the wonderful London Food Board! @MayorofLondon @ClairePritcha11 @RosieBoycott

Read the @UKSustain response to the @MayorofLondon London Food Strategy that includes a junk food ad ban on @TfL networks & provisions to tackle rising food insecurity in London #FoodPoverty #London

Could @cardiffcouncil consider the same on #cardiffs public transport? #wellbeingplan #walesobesitystrategy London Underground may ban 'junk food' adverts - BBC News

Big news. Fantastic @SadiqKhan @jamieoliver 🙌🏻 #BritainsFatFight #AdEnough

Research by @NatCen & @CR_Uk shows unhealthy food advertising aimed at children creates extra pressure on children and families when it comes to choosing what to eat and drink. Today I’m proposing doing something proactive by banning junk food ads on TfL

My plan to ban junk food adverts from Transport for London is backed up by expert research that shows it will help reduce child obesity. These proposals will work.

Almost 40 per cent of London’s children aged 10 and 11 are overweight or obese. So I’m proposing to ban adverts for junk food from our entire Tube, bus and tram network to reduce the pressure on children and families to make unhealthy choices.

Our quote on proposed London Junk food marketing ban.

BREAKING! @MayorofLondon's draft food strategy proposes world-leading ban on #JunkFood advertising on London transport to combat #ChildhoodObesity. Consultation opens today. If anyone can, @SadiqKhan 😀! Our response:

Time is accelerating. We have no idea what to teach in schools as we don’t know what the nxt 20 yrs will hold. Yuval Harari @howtoacademy

I'm spreading the veggie love #nationalvegetarianweek @vegsoc

Delighted to congratulate Claire as she starts taking this work forward for London well done @ClairePritcha11