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Bloody Brilliant Women


Leeds Business School is excited to open their 2019/20 guest lecture series with Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman.

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.


Event Details

15 October 2019 -
15 October 2019
09:00-10:00 (arrival from 08:45)
Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds
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