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Warwick welcomes John Simpson

We were delighted to welcome John Simpson to the school to deliver the latest in our series of Sir Ben Kingsley lectures.

In front of a capacity audience John Simpson spoke effortlessly about his 50 year BBC career, which has seen him visit over 140 countries and interview many of the world leaders.

He talked with passion of the many countries he has visited and spoke of moments of terror that he faced, including the bullets in Tiananmen Square and falling missiles in Baghdad.
There can’t be much of the last 50 years of note, that he hasn’t been there to witness and report. It was a real privilege to hear him speak and to do so in such a charming, witty and wonderfully engaging manner.

Many of the audience bought his latest book Moscow Midnight, and spoke to John Simpson after the talk whilst he signed their books.