Christina Lamb OBE

Real Life Storytelling

Date: Thursday 19th September 2019
Venue: St Peter’s Church
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £14 (Students: £12)

Storytelling comes in many forms – conjured from the imagination, or an account of real life events. But one of the most challenging forms of storytelling is the reporting of conflict to engage a public who may be miles away in both distance and understanding. How can that be done effectively, and what is the impact of that storytelling on the teller?

Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times, Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a best-selling author. She has reported from most of the world’s hotspots starting in Afghanistan when she was just 22. She covered the mujaheddin fighting the Soviet Union and, within two years, she had been named Young Journalist of the Year.

Since then she has won 14 major awards including Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times and Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux. She has written nine books including the best-selling Africa House and I Am Malala. Her most recent book is Our Bodies, Their Battlefields about women in war.

Sponsored by Michael and Valerie Jackaman

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