Rene’s CV

CURRICULUM VITAE
RENE WYNDHAM

ADDRESS:
Ash Cottage
Church Street
Uplyme
Lyme Regis
Dorset DT7 3TS
ENGLAND

TEL: 01297 445226 (International: 00441297 445226)
FAX: 01297 444920 (International: 00441297 444920)
E-MAIL: RWYNDHAM@aol.com

MULTISKILLED:
Moderator
Presenter
Voice Over
Reporter
Journalist/Writer
Producer
Location Director
Researcher
Media Trainer
Translator

BI-MEDIA:
BBC Trained in Radio and TV
Experienced Live Broadcaster

MULTILINGUAL:
French (fluent)
German (fluent)
Spanish (working knowledge)
Dutch (conversation)
Italian (conversation)

AWARDS:
Radio Comedy Award -“The West this Week”(writer/performer)
RLSS Award – “Community Action”(presenter)
B.M.A. Award- “The Middle Years”(presenter)
Spirit of Highway Award- “Highway”(researcher)
Circom Award (EU) – What did the Romans…(reporter)
TELEVISION CAREER

CURRENT CLIENTS:
Council of Europe, Strasbourg – Moderator and Media Trainer
OSCE Vienna – Moderator and Media Trainer
OSCE Albania – Media Trainer and consultant
EU BRUSSELS (DG Environment) – Conference Moderator
EU for Kent County Council  – Moderator
EU for Devon County Countil – Moderator
EU for Cornwall County Council – Moderator
EU for Dorset County Council – Moderator
SWR German TV – Freelance journalist
ARTE – Freelance journalist and Producer
Reuters – Trainer -Presenters and journalists
CNBC – Trainer, presenters
Electric Airwaves – Corporate Trainer
Highfield Productions – Corporate Presenter
Coast Magazine – Freelance features writer
Midas Magazine – Freelance features writer
Euronews (Lyon, France) – Freelance International Jouranlist
Mostra, Brussels – Journalist
Mediation Dorset – Mediator
Universtiy of Exeter – Visitng Lecturer
University of Exeter – Video producer, Marketing Dept.

1998-Present
German TV- SWR, Baden-Baden:
Presenter/Reporter in German for long-running European
Current affairs series “Blickpunkt Europa”,reporting in 13 countries

1992-Present
Euronews-Lyon-Freelance International Journalist
Westcountry tv (ITV)-Reporter/Presenter/Producer including features,
News, children’s programmes and weather girl!

1982-1992
TSW (ITV South West)
Presenter/Reporter/Producer
News, consumer programmes, holiday and travel programmes,

1979-1982
BBC South West-Plymouth
Presenter-General Features, Journalist “Spotlight”

BI-MEDIA- BBC

1977-1982
BBC Radio Bristol – Reporter/presenter/producer all departments
BBC TV Bristol and Norwich- Journalist
BBC Radio 4 – (including “You and Yours” “Woman’s Hour” Today”)
BBC Radio 3 – (Reporter own series, and reports in Educational programmes)
BBC World Service/French and German Service -(Reporter)

TEACHING CAREER

1971-1977
University of Nice, France -Lecturer in English language and literature
British Council – Tutor/ Course Officer in Bristol and Exeter
South Devon College, Torquay- Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language

INTERESTS

Music- Singer/songwriter/performer to guitar, world music, many languages.

Travel- All world continents.Every country in Western Europe, and much of Eastern Europe including Baltic States. Unusual destinations include Madagascar, Djibouti, Zanzibar, Faroe Islands, Venezuela, Curacao, China, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Burundi,Cuba, Namibia, Sabah, Sarawak.

General- Swimming, rough walking, tennis, contemporary dance, yoga, jewellery and festive card-making, haircutting, countryside conservation, President of the International Laughter Club!

EDUCATION

University of Exeter:
B.A. General Arts- Philosophy, French, German (with distinction)
B.A. French Honours (in one year only)

Postgraduate:
University of Exeter:
M.A. French – existentialism (including interviewing Simone de Beauvoir)

University of Bristol:
Postgraduate Diploma in Radio, Film and Television

Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Public Speaking Grade 6- (with distinction)
English Prose Grade 8- (with distinction)

Bournemouth University- 2004
Open College Network
“Mediation”, level 3.

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