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Paxman in the hot seat

The University welcomed Jeremy Paxman to campus on Friday 30 November as part of the Nouse Events series. The event was the second in a new programme by the campus newspaper, following the inaugural event with Lord Adonis in October.

Jeremy Paxman. Photo by Agatha Torrance‌With his characteristic dry wit and penetrating insights, Paxman gripped the audience of over 300 throughout. He was interviewed by Leonie Blakeway, Harry Lambert and Adam Seldon, and his forthright responses to their questions made for some entertaining viewing – sometimes at the expense of his inquisitors.

There was discussion on a range of subjects: from Paxman’s interviewing style, the BBC, the recently published Leveson report and University Challenge. The BBC was again the focus of the audience Q&A, but topics such as higher education also featured.

Nouse is one of the University's largest media societies, and has received numerous awards and nominations in the National Student Journalism Awards and Guardian Student Media Awards.

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