With the start of a new year comes new challenges …

An audio interview from Jane Bradshaw, the General Secretary of the ASinA

We’ve been anticipating a more multimedia approach on the website for some time, so I was delighted when Jane Bradshaw agreed to a podcast interview for her latest report as General Secretary. In the interview, Jane covers some of the themes that she touched on in her first report, just a few months after assuming the ‘mantle’.  Now, 18 months into her role, she revisits some of those themes. And since Jane fields all the enquiries from people interested in finding out more about Anthroposophy, she also answers some of the questions new members have.

What does it mean to be a ‘general secretary’?

After outlining what responsibilities she holds, Jane talks enthusiastically about her connections with both international and more local colleagues before discussing some of the drawbacks and positives of being a general secretary during the pandemic. There have been challenges, of course, but also unexpected highlights.

Challenges – past, present and future

Not surprisingly for a nurse, Jane’s signature gesture is ‘care’ for others. And this shines through her words, as she shares her thoughts frankly but thoughtfully, wrapping up the interview with what she believes is the biggest challenge to Anthroposophy today.


You can listen to the full interview here. It is just over half an hour in length. 


Fiona Campbell
Website editor

Photo credit: courtesy of Jane Bradshaw