Known to millions as the owner of ‘the most beautiful voice on radio, ever’, Jenni Murray has been talking to us since her debut on local radio in Bristol in 1973. She was a presenter on Newsnight on BBC 2 and Today before taking over the Woman’s Hour chair from Sue MacGregor in 1987. Her broadcasting accolades are many including an OBE in 1999, a lifetime achievement award from the Media Society and a Sony Gold for an outstanding and exemplary career.
Her latest book A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 21 WOMEN was published last year. In 2011 she became Dame Jenni Murray.
She will be in conversation with Piers Plowright, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Hampstead-based broadcaster and lecturer. He retired from BBC Radio in 1997 after 30 years as an award-winning writer and producer. From 2012-2015 he ran the speech side of the Hampstead Arts Festival and he regularly chairs discussions at Burgh House and Keats Library in Hampstead