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Laura Kuenssberg to give the 2018 Geddes Lecture

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

We are delighted to announce that Laura Kuenssberg, political editor of BBC News, will deliver this year’s Geddes lecture on ‘The state we are in’, on Tuesday 6 March at 5:30pm in the Examination Schools (North School).

Laura has been the BBC’s political editor since July 2015, and is the first woman to hold the post. Based at Westminster, she has a particular responsibility for political coverage on the BBC's flagship news programmes, including Today on Radio 4 and the Six and Ten O'Clock News on BBC One. Prior to this, she was Newsnight’s chief correspondent and a regular presenter of the programme. She has also worked for ITV News, as their business editor, and on a range of other BBC News programmes. Laura studied History at Edinburgh University, achieving a First. She also spent a year at Georgetown University, Washington DC, on a journalism course.

The annual Geddes journalism lecture is held in memory of Philip Geddes, an alumnus of St Edmund Hall and promising young journalist who was killed in the IRA’s Harrods bombing in 1983, aged just 24. It is free of charge and open to all.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Doctorow Hall for alumni and current members of St Edmund Hall. If you wish to attend, please contact principals.pa@seh.ox.ac.uk.