THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME… MAR 25 - 1.40PM
So once an Olympian, always an Olympian?
Especially to young girls. And especially so when you’re a class act.
Gold is gold and Ennis-Hill certainly shines (nah, make that shimmers).
In the stunning Sheldonian theatre as the spring sunlight burst through the windows the rather serious surroundings were hugely lightened by the chatter of young voices anticipating the arrival of Heptathlete and recently turned children’s author Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill.
Dame Jessica spoke with pride of how her upbringing had strongly influenced her sporting achievements and how in turn she wanted this to be reflected in her book.
Role models like Dame Jessica are rare in this world of celebrity but role models who also have charm and intellect are even rarer.