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On The Spot

On The Spot

By Bristol City Council
Every week, one Bristol resident puts the Mayor Marvin Rees in the hot seat, posing the questions that really matter to the city and its people.

On the Spot is created and hosted by Bristol City Council. Thank you to all the guests who have joined us on the podcast.
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We Are Bristol History Commission
For this special one-off International Podcast Day Special episode, we hear from the newly-appointed head of the We Are Bristol History Commission about its goals, its aims and how it will invite the city to contribute to shared conversations about our past. Following an introduction provided by the Mayor Marvin Rees, Professor Tim Cole, Chair of the History Commission and Cherene Whitfield, Bristol City Council deep dive into the aims and actions of the Commission. We will be back for series two of On The Spot later in the year.
September 30, 2020
History Outside the Classroom
When we talk about history what do we really mean; family lineage, Henry VIII, memories? The UK's first Professor of History and Memory of Enslavement at the University of Bristol, Olivette Otele, talks history outside of the classroom this week with the Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees. Professor Otele poses questions about family history, education and the issue of integration and social cohesion.
March 12, 2020
Getting Bristol Active
Steve Nelson, CEO of WeSport, meets with the Mayor Marvin Rees this week to talk all things sport and physical activity. From teachers as role models for young people to team sports for the elderly, Steve puts the Mayor in the hot seat.
March 09, 2020
A City of Global Opportunity
This week's episode of On The Spot, Jasmine and Simon from the University of the West of England ask the Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees their burning questions about Brexit. What does it mean for the student population of Bristol, what ways is Bristol supporting the continuity of opportunities for young people? Listen now to find out.
March 05, 2020
Bristol's Climate Intervention
Bristol declared a climate emergency in 2018, but what interventions have taken place since then? Orla and Archie, two members of the Youth Strike 4 Climate Change movement ask Marvin Rees exactly that ahead of Greta Thunberg's visit on Friday 28 February. From steps to carbon neutrality by 2030 to whose responsibility it is to fixing the climate emergency, YS4C put Marvin in the hot seat.
February 27, 2020
Leadership For All
Ever wished you could ask the Mayor of Bristol your most burning questions? Claire Stewart-Hall, educational researcher and ex-school leader did just that this week. Posing questions on supporting BME teachers to senior leadership positions in what she dubs a "diversity emergency". Listen to On The Spot now, and tune in next week for more discussions behind the headlines.
February 20, 2020
Bristol's Ecological Emergency
Ever wished you could ask the Mayor of Bristol your most burning questions? Ian Barrett, CEO of Avon Wildlife Trust did just that this week. Talking hedgehogs and habitats, Ian Barratt and Marvin Rees spoke about the recent city-wide declaration of an ecological emergency. Listen to the first episode of our new podcast On The Spot now, and tune in next week for more discussions behind the headlines.
February 13, 2020