A new series of conversational events, The Northampton Chronicles attract big names in media and broadcasting to The University of Northampton.
The series is fronted by John Mair, newly-appointed head of Journalism at The University of Northampton. The former BBC current affairs producer who also worked for Channel Four and ITV ran a similar series, The Coventry Conversations which attracted guests including Jeremy Vine, Jon Snow and BBC Director General Mark Thompson.
Rob Hopkin, the Director of Question Time and veteran of BBC general election coverage is the first guest of the new Northampton Chronicles at The University of Northampton. Going Live, Question Time and General Elections will reveal some of the secrets behind one of the most popular of BBC current affairs programmes with an average of three million viewers.
Mair said: “I am delighted that Rob Hopkin will be the first guest in our new Northampton Chronicles series. His experience in live broadcasting is second to none. We are honoured that he can spare some time to inspire our journalism students and the wider public on the day Question Time comes from Corby on by-election night.
“Northampton Chronicles will be free for anyone to attend and as a forum will be provide access in the heart of the Midlands to some of the biggest names in the media world in the coming months.”
UN Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford said: “I am delighted to welcome John Mair to our University. With more than 30 years experience in broadcasting our students and the much wider community in the county will benefit massively from his commitment to making big names in the media accessible to all.”