Last Few Tickets Available For Tony Hall Lecture

A small number of tickets are still available for the inaugural Satchwell Lecture at which BBC director general Tony Hall will speak about the press freedom issues affecting UK media. 

Organised by the Society of Editors, the lecture will be delivered at the event at Stationers’ Hall on 8 October. 

Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors said: “Lord Hall is one of the most influential figures in the media industry today and his views on what future that industry faces in an ever- changing landscape will be fascinating and informative.

“The BBC has not escaped the strong winds that are blowing through the industry and face tremendous challenges ahead. 

“This is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the major figures in today’s global media world and to question him on what that future holds.”

The event will be one of Lord Hall’s first public appearances since the BBC’s announcement that it would not be appealing the judgment in the Cliff Richard case.

The Satchwell Lecture is named after former Society of Editors executive director Bob Satchwell who stepped down from his role in March last year due to a life-changing illness.

The lecture will help to raise funds for Bob’s rehabilitation care following his debilitating aneurysm and stroke. Tickets are priced at £10 and can be booked via Eventbrite here.