Bloody Brilliant Women
Leeds Business School is excited to open their 2019/20 guest lecture series with Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman.
Cathy Newman is the first female main presenter of Channel 4 News. She spent over a decade in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times. Since joining Channel 4 News in 2006 she has broadcast a string of scoops, including allegations of violent abuse.
Cathy’s studio interviews are frequently news-making, and many have gone viral - watched by millions online - including combative encounters with the Canadian academic Jordan Peterson and the former motor-racing tycoon Max Mosley. The latter was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award in 2019, and made the front cover of Private Eye.
Her book - Bloody Brilliant Women: Pioneers, Revolutionaries & Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention - about female pioneers in 20th century Britain, was published by HarperCollins in Autumn 2018. Cathy was described by the Observer as a “brilliant writer”. Author Michael Morpurgo said: “This book is so important. No library, no school or university, should be without a copy.”
In her lecture, Cathy will talk about the women written out of history, why she wrote a book putting them back in their rightful place in the pantheon of British history, the battles they fought and why we’re still fighting the same battles today.