John Simpson in Ely

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 12 noon
  • Start time 7.30pm

A living legend amongst news correspondents, John Simpson returns to Ely with his authoritative and outspoken book Unreliable Sources.

From the young Churchill’s Boer War dispatches, to the reportage of the Iraq war, Simpson looks back at the extraordinary history of his profession and the many colourful figures involved in it. More controversially, he looks at the subtle ways in which current affairs coverage has changed, suggesting that the British press has often manipulated the facts it conveys and wonders if our news can ever be truly objective.

This is a timely and important book by a man who was surely born to write it.