'An Eye on the Courts' with Ian Hislop

We are pleased to announce that Ian Hislop will be delivering our next annual lecture on the 13th February. 

Ian Hislop is a writer, editor and broadcaster. He was educated at Ardingly College and Magdalen College, Oxford. He has been editor of Private Eye since 1986. He is probably best known for his role as a regular team captain on the BBC show Have I Got News for You.

He joined Private Eye in 1981, and became editor in 1986; in 2016 he celebrated 30 years as Editor of Private Eye. He has appeared on BBC Question Time, written and presented documentaries for television and radio about various subjects including the History of Tax, female hymn writers, Dr Beeching, Victorian Philanthropists, the First World War, and The Stiff Upper Lip. In 2016 he presented a documentary on Victorian Benefits: Workers or Shirkers. He co-wrote a dramatisation of The Wipers Times with Nick Newman, which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Drama of 2014, and won the Best Single Drama Award in Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, 2014. In 2016, he and Nick Newman wrote the critically acclaimed 2016 Radio 4 comedy drama Trial By Laughter.

Thanks to kind support of Kings College, the lecture will be held in the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre at King’s on the Strand.  There will also be a reception after the talk in Chapters, also within King’s College. 

We are delighted to offer the Friends of the PSU and Members of the Carey Club Early bird access to this highly anticipated event. This offer will last until the 4th October, when tickets will be opened up to the general public.