Oct
22
Tue
Joris Luyendijk In Conversation with Alan Rusbridger @ Monson Room, Lady Margaret Hall
Oct 22 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Joris Luyendijk In Conversation with Alan Rusbridger @ Monson Room, Lady Margaret Hall

Joris Luyendijk was born in Amsterdam and studied in Kansas, Amsterdam, and Cairo. He is a writer, journalist and anthropologist. He has written about the Middle East, the banking crisis and Brexit.

Nov
15
Fri
Hella Pick and Neal Ascherson In Conversation with Alan Rusbridger @ Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Hella Pick and Neal Ascherson In Conversation with Alan Rusbridger @ Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall

Hella Pick is one of the trailblazers for the modern female foreign correspondent. She worked across three continents and covered the death of Yugoslavia’s leader, President Tito. Yugoslavia was always the saving grace of covering the Soviet bloc,” she remembers. “While in East Germany you were followed and listened to all the time, but Tito’s regime was a symbol of independent communism. Even the American ambassador was predicting the country would survive beyond Tito. Of course, we were all wrong.” Pick will talk about her incredible career, the stories she has covered and the current challenges facing journalism.
Neal Ascherson went to King’s College, Cambridge, where he read history. The historian Eric Hobsbawm was his tutor and described him as “perhaps the most brilliant student I ever had. I didn’t really teach him much, I just let him get on with it.” After graduating he he chose a career in journalism, first at The Manchester Guardian and then at The Scotsman, The Observer and The Independent on Sunday.He contributed scripts for the documentary series The World at War (1973–74) and the Cold War (1998). He has also been a regular contributor to the London Review of Books. Ascherson has lectured and written extensively about Polish and Eastern Europe affairs.