The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series: Frank Gardner OBE

Great Hall Aston Webb Building Edgbaston Campus
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Vice Chancellor
Monday 5th February 2018 (18:00-19:00)
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As part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture series, the University is delighted to welcome award winning BBC Security Correspondent, journalist and author, Frank Gardner, to deliver a keynote talk.

'The Middle East'

Frank Gardner is the BBC Security Correspondent and an award winning journalist and author.  At an early age, Frank had a chance meeting with the veteran Arabian explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger, and this inspired him to travel to remote places and develop a fascination for the Arab world. Frank’s initial venture into journalism was for BBC World TV and then as a freelance stringer in the Gulf.  In 1999, Frank was appointed BBC Middle East correspondent in Cairo and it was in this capacity that he reported on the September 11 attacks on New York.

On 6 June 2004, while reporting from a suburb in Saudi Arabia, Frank was shot six times and was seriously injured in an attack by terrorists. With an undiminished passion for the Middle East, he returned to reporting for the BBC and has since written his books: Blood and Sand; Far Horizons: and Crisis. His new novel Ultimatum is expected in 2018. In 2005 Frank was awarded an OBE for services to journalism.

This lecture forms part of the ‘Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series’ which aims to reflect on the major social, scientific, cultural, and policy issues of our time.

 Tickets are free, however booking is essential