Remembering Alexander Chancellor (1940-2017)

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Nov 15, 2017
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM


Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing

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Four distinguished writers and journalists (Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Ferdinand Mount, Craig Brown and Watchdog and The Weakest Link's Anne Robinson) celebrate the life and work of Alexander Chancellor who died in January 2017.

Chancellor was editor of the Spectator, Time and Tide, the Independent Magazine, the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, the Oldie, and the New Yorker’s 'Talk of the Town’ section, and was well known for his long-running columns in the Guardian and Spectator. This unique panel event brings together leading contemporary journalists for a truly special event.

Event to be chaired by Alexander Waugh.


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