On Writing, Travelling, Campaigning, Reporting - and are Lucinda and I really cousins?
From 7pm BST
Do you have a family member terrified that flunking exams will ruin their life? Is there a news story that just doesn’t make sense? (In today’s world, there are probably plenty.) Have you ever yearned to write a best-selling novel? Or wondered if you have a famous ancestor? And do you have any burning 2020 questions to ask about China and its relationship with the rest of the world in this Year of Covid? Join Lucinda Hawksley, author and direct descendant of Charles Dickens, in conversation with Humphrey Hawksley, major exam flunker, former BBC foreign correspondent, best-selling author and on the quest to see if he and Lucinda are related. After the discussion of Humphrey’s career from a merchant seaman to award-winning journalist, there’ll be plenty of time for an audience Q & A.