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What Am I Living For? Searching

Monday 03 October 2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this lecture four leading journalists come together to discuss their search for meaning in all they have witnessed as journalists, reporting on events from around the world which have changed history and the way we live.

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Mishal Husain: Searching for Light

Mishal Husain joined the BBC Radio 4 Today presenting team in 2013 and also appears on the news on BBC1. She was previously a presenter on BBC World News and has made critically acclaimed documentaries on Malala Yousafzai, the life of Mahatma Gandhi and the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings. Her book is called The Skills: How to Win at Work.

Aleem MaqboolSearching for Shade

Aleem Maqbool has been BBC’s Religion Editor since 2021, providing analysis and insight on the major themes and issues affecting different faiths in the UK and around the world. Previously BBC News’ North America Correspondent, Aleem was based in Washington DC. He has worked for the BBC for more than 20 years reporting on political and social news stories across the USA and beyond for TV, radio and online audiences. His previous postings include Pakistan Correspondent and Gaza/West Bank Correspondent.

Jon Snow: Searching for Truth

Jon Snow was the face of Channel 4 News from 1989. He joined ITN in 1976 and became Washington Correspondent in 1984. Since then, he has travelled the world to cover the news – from the fall of the Berlin Wall to Barack Obama’s inauguration and the earthquake in Haiti. His many awards include the Richard Dimbleby Bafta award for Best Factual Contribution to Television, and Royal Television Society awards for Journalist of the Year and Presenter of the Year. He has also made several documentary films and chaired television debates about matters ranging from GM foods to religious persecution.

Mike Wooldridge  (Presenter and Chair)

Mike Wooldridge worked for Voluntary Service Overseas in Uganda before joining the BBC in early 1970. He became East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi from 1982-9. He reported live from the prison gates when Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990. After a stint in London as the religious affairs correspondent for the BBC he became their South Asia correspondent, based in Delhi.  From 2001 he was BBC World Affairs correspondent in London.

If you cannot attend in-person, this lecture will also be streamed live online. For tickets to watch online, click here

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Mon 03 Oct 7:00 PM £10 Book

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