John Simpson - The World of the Foreign Correspondent

  • £12.00 /£10.00 (Cons)
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Starts at 7:30PM
Ends at 8:40PM
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Crucible Theatre
55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 1DA

John Simpson is a renowned foreign correspondent and the BBC’s World Affairs Editor. He has reported from more than 120 countries, including thirty war zones. He has twice been the Royal Television Society’s Journalist of the Year and has won three BAFTAs, including the Richard Dimbleby Award in 1991 and the News and Current Affairs award in 2000 for his coverage, with the BBC News team, of the Kosovo conflict.

He will be in conversation to discuss his book We Choose to Speak of War and Strife.  Hear John talk candidly about what it is to risk life and limb as a foreign correspondent, interweaving the stories of  figures who went before him, such as Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn and Charles Wheeler, with extraordinary accounts from his own lifetime on the frontlines.

Tickets can be purchased from,in person from the Crucible Theature box office or though The Crucible phone line on 0114 249 6000.

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John Simpson (c. Jonathan Ring)

About John Simpson

John Simpson became a BBC reporter in 1970.  He was the BBC's political editor in 1980–81, presented the Nine O'Clock News in 1981–82 and became diplomatic editor in 1982.   He had also served as a correspondent in South Africa, Brussels and Dublin. He became BBC world affairs editor in 1988.  As a reporter he has covered many important events including Tiananmen Square, the fall of Ceausecu, the Gulf War, the Kosovo War, the Iraq War and the Libyan Civil War.  He was hunted by Robert Mugabe’s forces in Zimbabwe and was one of the first reporters to enter Afghanistan in 2001.

In 2016, Simpson presented a Panorama special, 'John Simpson: 50 Years on the Frontline', revisiting the people and places that have impacted on him most and his thoughts on the challenges for the future.