We are delighted to announce our next Leweston Lecture of 2023 – Kate Adie CBE, on Thursday 18 May 16:45-17:45 in the School Chapel. Best known for her work as a broadcaster, journalist, author, and as BBC Chief News Correspondent, one of the first British women sending despatches from danger zones around the world. Kate is also the long-serving presenter of Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent.
As a television news correspondent, Kate’s memorable assignments include both Gulf Wars, four years of war in the Balkans, the final NATO intervention in Kosovo and elections in 2000; the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster at Zeebrugge, the massacre at Dunblane, the Selby rail crash, the SAS lifting of the Iran Embassy Siege in London, the Bologna railway station bombing and the Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing in 1989.
Kate carried out numerous assignments in Northern Ireland throughout “The Troubles” as well as reporting on the referendum to ratify the Good Friday Agreement. Kate covered the Lockerbie bombing and reported from Libya after the London Embassy siege of 1984, reporting from Libya many times thereafter, including the bombing of Tripoli by the US in 1986. She also covered the Rwandan Genocide and the British military intervention in the Sierra Leone Civil War.
Kate Adie is a published author and has written a number of successful books notably: Into the Danger, Corsets to Camouflage, The Kindness of Strangers, Fighting on the Home Front, and Nobody’s Child.
As always, we ask our guest speaker to choose a charity for us to support, and Kate has chosen The Footptints Project. If you would like to donate, you can make a donation as you buy a ticket or use their website here.
Students in Years 7-13 are welcome to attend the lecture as well as parents, staff, and the wider community. Admission is free but booking is essential due to limited space.