Political editor of the BBC
The 2018 Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture will be delivered by BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg. She will be speaking on Tuesday 6 March (eighth week) from 5.30pm in the North School of the Exam Schools. All are welcome to attend.
After studying at Edinburgh University and in America, Laura began her career in journalism working for local radio and television in Glasgow. She joined the BBC in 2000 and began covering politics for the corporation in 2003 and became Chief Political Correspondent in 2009. In 2011 she left to become business editor of ITV News before returning in 2014.
In 2015 she was announced as the successor to Nick Robinson as BBC political editor. A highly regarded journalist within the BBC and the wider media she has also attracted controversy, becoming source of anger for Left-wing online trolls who deemed her to be biased. This led to the decision for her to attend the Labour Party's 2017 conference with a bodyguard, a situation that drew wide comment including from the Prime Minister in the weeks that followed.
The Geddes Trust is delighted to welcome her as one of the country's most senior, well-respected and high-profile journalists to give this year's lecture.