An Audience with Jeremy Paxman
October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jeremy began his career covering The Troubles in Northern Ireland, he then spent 8 years reporting from around the world for the BBC, before becoming anchorman of the BBC’s nightly news analysis programme Newsnight in 1989, a post he held for 25 years. He has been chairman of University Challenge since 1994.In May 2015 and June 2017, he anchored Channel 4’s Election Night coverage. He is the author of numerous documentaries and documentary series – including the history of the British Empire, on the poet Wilfred Owen, on Victorian art, on Churchill’s funeral and on the effect of the First World War on Great Britain.
He is the author of ten books, including The English – Portrait of a People; The Political Animal; On Royalty; The Victorians; Empire – What Ruling the World Did to the British. Great Britain’s Great War was published in October 2013. His memoirs A Life in Questions appeared in October 2016.
His charitable interests include homelessness, mental health, and education.
In his spare time, he goes fly-fishing and is the editor of Fish, Fishing and the Meaning of Life (the book is mainly about the first two topics.)
Jeremy has a dog called Derek from Battersea Dogs’ Home and makes good rhubarb jam which he has trouble getting to set properly.