John Humphrys at St Peter’s
Last night, St Peter’s welcomed esteemed broadcaster and journalist, John Humphrys, for the latest high-profile talk in chapel.
Long-time presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs show, the Today programme, and also host of BBC 2’s Mastermind since 2003, John came to St Peter's for the first time to participate in an interview led by the Master, Mark Damazer CBE, himself former Director of BBC Radio 4, which took place in front of a packed out audience comprised of students, fellows, staff, alumni, and members of the public.
Speaking for over an hour, the interview touched upon a wide range of topics, including the way in which John’s career, which has seen him cover some of the biggest news stories in the 20th and 21st century, including the Aberfan disaster of 1966 and the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974, began; his thoughts on social media (not a fan); his thoughts on the politicians he interviews; and, of course, Brexit.
The interview, which was hosted in association with the Oxford University Media Society, was followed by a round of questions and answers from the audience.