Roscoe Lecture - Jeremy Paxman
Monday, 27 March 2017 from 13:00 to 15:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Jeremy Paxman will present a lunchtime lecture entitled “GREAT BRITAIN'S GREAT WAR: How the First World War changed everything”
|Credit to Chris Floyd|
In May 2014, he anchored Channel 4's Election Night coverage. He is the author of numerous documentaries and documentary series – on the history of the British Empire, on the poet Wilfred Owen, on Victorian art, on Churchill’s funeral and on the effect of the First World War on Great Britain. In May 2016, he wrote and presented Paxman in Brussels: Who Really Rules us and in October 2016 Paxman on Trump v Clinton: Divided America, both for BBC1. His next series, currently in production, will be about 4 of the UK’s greatest rivers for Channel 4.
His 2014 one-man show PAXO at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was a critically acclaimed sell-out.
Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire in 1950, educated at Malvern College in Worcestershire and received his degree (in English) from St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He is an honorary fellow there, and a Fellow by Special Election at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He holds honorary doctorates from Leeds, Bradford and the Open University.
He is the author of ten books, including The English - Portrait of a People; The Political Animal; On Royalty; The Victorians; Empire - What Ruling the World Did to the British and Great Britain’s Great War.
His memoirs A Life in Questions were published in October 2016.
He is a contributing editor at the Financial Times.
His charitable interests include homelessness, mental health and education.
In his spare time, he goes fly-fishing