Surrey - Autumn Meeting

Surrey - Autumn Meeting

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Hosted by the Cambridge Society of Surrey
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 10.30am BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of Surrey for their autumn meeting with guest speaker Bridget Kendall MBE, Master of Peterhouse and formerly senior BBC Correspondent.

The title of her talk is: “How do we understand Russia’s place in the world today.”

Educated at Oxford and Harvard, Bridget joined the BBC World Service in 1983 and became the BBC’s Moscow correspondent in 1989, covering the collapse of the Soviet Union as well as Boris Yeltsin’s rise to power. She was then appointed Washington Correspondent before moving to the senior role of BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, reporting on major conflicts such as those in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and Ukraine.

Her interviews with global leaders include Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Vladimir Putin.

She is a host of BBC radio’s weekly discussion programme, The Forum. Her book The Cold War; a New Oral History, is now out in paperback. Among her awards is the James Cameron Award for distinguished journalism and an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen in the 1994 New Year’s Honours List.

Booking information

Please download and complete the booking form below and return it to Robin Bell.

A waiting list is now in operation. 


Robin Bell


Claremont Fan Court School Esher
KT10 9LY
United Kingdom

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