Samira Ahmed Public Lecture
Friday 1st September 2017
Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University
Fascinated by the intersection of culture, politics and social change, Samira Ahmed presents Front Row on Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC1 and was a presenter and correspondent at Channel 4 News. Her fascination with Arnold Bennett began when a school teacher put The Old Wives Tale on a reading list of great English Literature. She studied English at St Edmund Hall Oxford and took a Newspaper journalism diploma at City University before starting her career as BBC News Trainee. She’s been a BBC news correspondent, Los Angeles correspondent, a reporter on Newsnight and the Today programme and a presenter at Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin. Samira’s many documentaries for BBC radio include Arnold of the Five Towns. Her talk will explore how Arnold Bennett speaks to modern Britain.