2015 Lecture

Lyse Doucet


The 2015 Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture was given by Lyse Doucet on Friday, 6 March. She spoke on ‘Killing the messenger, and the message.’


Lyse Doucet is the Chief International Correspondent for BBC News. Born in Canada she is fluent in English, French and Farsi. She joined the BBC in the early 1980s and her career with them has seen her based in the Ivory Coast, Kabul, Jordan and Jerusalem before joining the BBC's team of presenters in 1999. She continues to report from the field often sent to report on significant global events including the Arab Spring, conflict in the Middle East and the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.


Born in Canada she has a degree from Queen's University Kingston, a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto and honrary Doctorates from University College at the University of Toronto, the University of King's College in Halifax, the University of New Brunswick and the Universite de Moncton. She is fluent in English, French and Farsi.


A contemporary of Philip Geddes you can listen to a recording of her informative and moving lecture, with pictures from the event, below.