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Churchill Lecture: Justin Webb

November 17 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

The 1970s and me.  A personal take on a troubled decade

‘Justin is a great broadcaster because he sounds like a real human being. This hugely entertaining book helps explain why.’ John Humphrys

Join Justin Webb, renowned BBC presenter of Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme ‘Today’, for a talk about his new book The Gift of a Radio: My Childhood and Other Train Wrecks.

This is a portrait of personal and national dysfunction, drawing on themes of mental health, masculinity, grief, childhood guilt and what privilege looks like, Justin Webb’s memoir is candid, unsparing and darkly funny.

For the best part of four decades, Justin Webb has been a voice on the airwaves or a presence on our TV screens. He joined the BBC in 1984 as a trainee, and has reported from around the world, as a war correspondent in the Gulf and in Bosnia, on the break-up of the former Soviet Union and the first democratic elections in South Africa. He was Europe Correspondent when the Euro was introduced, and for eight years he was the chief correspondent in Washington DC. Among his awards is Political Journalist of the Year, which he won for his coverage of the Obama presidential campaign. He’s a regular columnist in The Times and for the Unherd website.

Signed books will be available to purchase.

Booking is essential – click here to book.

Things you need to know…

The lecture will take place in the Stables.

Doors open at 6:15pm and the lecture starts at 7pm.

Ticket includes arrival drink, available before the lecture.

We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s Churchill Lecture at the American Museum & Gardens. Any questions, please contact us via email to [email protected] or by phone on +44 (0)1225 460503.


November 17
6:15 pm - 8:30 pm


American Museum & Gardens
Claverton Manor, Claverton, Claverton

Bath, Avon BA2 7BD United Kingdom
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