Bobby Seagull is a school maths teacher, author and TV presenter. He rose to prominence through captaining Emmanuel College of Cambridge on BBC quiz show University Challenge.
Before becoming an educator, Bobby was an investment banking trader at Lehman Brothers & Nomura and qualified as Chartered Accountant at PwC. He is also an ambassador for the charity National Numeracy and a columnist for the Financial Times.
Bobby is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and co-presenter of the podcast Maths Appeal. He co-wrote The Monkman & Seagull Quiz Book and co-presents BBC TV series Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guides. He is also quiz host for Channel 4's The Answer Trap.
Outside of his professional interests, he is a fanatical supporter of West Ham United!
Why have you decided to become an Ambassador for The Reading Agency?
"Since University Challenge, I feel privileged to use my "15 minutes of fame" to support worthy causes.
Every Saturday afternoon as a child, my dad took all of his boys to East Ham library. We spent several hours sprawled on the floor, voraciously absorbing books on Aztec civilisations to the marvel of Victorian engineering to children's fantasy and more.
We would return home with a shopping trolley full of borrowed books, and even visit our local charity shop to see if we could discover any hidden book gems. Books opened my mind and eyes to the world and I want others to have that same feeling as me."
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