Adam Kay
8pm Wednesday 20 February 2019
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

Jeremy Paxman is, quite simply, the greatest political interviewer of our time. His name has become synonymous with the probing, incisive, interviewing technique familiar to viewers of Newsnight over many years which has terrorised politicians and posers of all colours. Having stepped back from regular, front-line interviewing, Jeremy has written an autobiography, A Life in Questions, which demonstrates that he did not leap instantly into media stardom but served his journalistic apprenticeship reporting from the trouble spots of the world including Central America, the Middle East and Northern Ireland. It then recalls his time as a presenter on Tonight, Panorama and the Six O’Clock News, his emergence as our premier political interviewer and, with his 22 years on University Challenge, the longest serving active quizmaster on British television.

Professor John Mullan
8pm Wednesday 27 March 2019
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

In March 2018 Will Self declared, “the novel is absolutely doomed”. Come and listen to John Mullan, Professor of English and Lord Northcliffe Chair of Modern English Literature at UCL, refute that statement in his own witty and opinionated style. John is a regular contributor to radio and TV, and a literary journalist who writes on contemporary fiction for The Guardian. He was a judge for the 2009 Man Booker prize.

Rhidian Brook & Tor Udall
8pm Wednesday 15 May 2019
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

Two authors come together to discuss being an author and the challenges of getting published. Rhidian Brook is a former copywriter who turned to writing when a post viral condition meant he could not return to work. After success as a short story writer Rhidian published a novel, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, which went on to win three awards, including the prestigious 1997 Somerset Maugham award. He has since written three more novels, written for television and is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day. The film of Brook’s novel The Aftermath starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård comes out in 2019.