Inspiring People: John Simpson

John Simpson, the BBC’s World Affairs Editor, is a household name and the most distinguished foreign correspondent of the age.

A veteran broadcaster and accomplished author, John has reported from 140 countries and interviewed 200 world leaders and dictators. His seminal reports on the big moments of recent history include the Iranian Revolution, the First and Second Gulf Wars, the Fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall, the end of Apartheid in South Africa and the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. John is currently presenting a new programme for the BBC: Unspun World With John Simpson, and his forays into the war in Ukraine continues.

About Inspiring People

Our flagship Inspiring People series is a joint venture between The North Wall and our principal sponsor, St Edward’s School. We host talks or in-conversation events with speakers who have done brilliant things with their lives and who are renowned in their field. We welcome speakers from a wide range of professions – from art history and neurosurgery, to theatre and environmental science. Each event is followed by a Q&A session, giving audiences the opportunity to have their questions answered by the experts.

We offer free tickets to youth and school groups to promote creative futures, philanthropic attitudes, and open minds. If you are a teacher interested in making a group booking, please email our participation manager Abie Walton, on

Inspiring People: John Simpson

8 February 2023 - 8:00 pm

Full Price: £10
Student: £5
Free for schools and youth groups

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