Considered to be among the most reliable and courageous reporters as well as one of the first British women to send dispatches from danger zones around the world, Kate was BBC chief news correspondent from 1989-2003. Kate is the long-serving presenter of Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and presenter/contributor to many other radio and TV programmes. In this candid talk, Kate and Richard will discuss her life and work, cultures and war zones and will explore how women were/are treated in the media. The talk is inspired by her autobiography The Kindness of Strangers.
Since 2004, Richard has worked as Senior Archaeologist for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), responsible for managing and preserving monuments and archaeological sites within the entire Ministry of Defence estate. Previously, he was Research Assistant to Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe and also advised Philip Pullman on archaeology in the Northern Lights trilogy. Richard is a regular contributor on the BBC’s Digging for Britain. In March he was named as Current Archaeology’s ‘Archaeologist of the Year’ for 2019