For whom the Bell tolls: top BBC journalist to address DMU students

By Danial Nash

Legendary war correspondent Martin Bell

A world leading war correspondent and former MP is coming to De Montfort University to talk to students.

Martin Bell OBE, 78, a renowned former BBC television journalist and former MP for Tatton from 1997 to 2001, will talk to students on Friday (March 3) under the title, An Evening with Martin Bell.

The event is part of the annual Cultural Exchanges Festival, which is currently running between February 27 and March 3.

An organiser of the event, Stacey Brown, 21, in her third year of Festival Arts and Management and Drama, said it would be an interesting talk.

Stacey Brown

“I think it’s a great event,” she said. “It covers a wide demographic of the DMU audience and he is highly-respected in the journalism community, especially by older generations who may know him as the ‘man in the white suit’.”

Mr Bell was a regular face on British news television, covering more than 80 countries and 11 wars including Bosnia, where millions watched as he was notoriously struck by shrapnel on a live report.

An Evening with Martin Bell is on this Friday in the Clephan Building (Room 2.13) from 6pm until 7:30pm. You can get tickets here:

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