Two top BBC broadcasters to speak in York this week
Two of the highest profile journalists for the BBC are in York this week.
Reeta Chakrabarti, who was installed as Chancellor of York St John University in 2019, will be back at the university on Thursday (2 March).
The news anchor will introduce the first in a series of annual Chancellor lectures to be held at York St John.
Entitled ‘From the frontline to the studio: A life in BBC News’, it will be delivered by Ben Brown.
As a frontline journalist and war correspondent, Ben has reported from over 40 countries worldwide and helped to bring several significant historical events to British TV screens including the fall of the Berlin wall, 9/11, the Boxing Day tsunami and the Rwandan genocide.
Vice chancellor of York St John University Professor Karen Bryan said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Reeta Chakrabarti back to York St John to introduce the inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture for the University.
“Understanding the world around us has never been more important, so we are looking forward to hearing about Ben Brown’s incredible BBC career and contribution to journalism.
“Reeta is a real champion of the power of education to transform lives and we are so pleased to recognise her commitment to York St John through the annual Chancellor’s Lecture.”
The lecture takes place in the University’s Creative Centre on Thursday (2 March) at 4.30pm. This event is fully booked but can be viewed afterwards on the YSJ Events YouTube channel.