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Ros Atkins portrait, next to his new book, "The Art of Explanation".

Roger Mosey in conversation with Ros Atkins

Friday 17th November at 6.30pm

Millions of people in the UK, and countless more around the world, are now deeply sceptical about the news presented by established broadcasters and newspapers. The rise of social media has eroded trust in traditional journalism, and there is a daily battle for credibility between our old concept of the truth and what can, at worst, be deliberate disinformation.

Ros Atkins is the newly-created analysis editor for the BBC, and his role is part of the corporation’s argument that factual reporting is needed more than ever. But can it succeed, and still meet the needs of increasingly polarised audiences?     

Ros will be in conversation with the master Roger Mosey, a former editorial director of the BBC. We will be inviting questions from the audience. Ros Atkins has written a book 'The Art of Explanation', which will feature in the conversation, and there will be a limited number for sale after the event. 

You can set a reminder to watch the livestream here.

Location and timing details

The event takes place at the Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium, Selwyn College, Grange Road, CB3 9DQ. It is pictured below, as seen from above from Grange Road.

The Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium as seen from above, from Grange Road.

The Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium is located on the corner of West Road and Grange Road and can be accessed via the gate to Ann’s Court on Grange Road. The Auditorium will be signposted —  but the Selwyn College Porters, located in the Lodge by the main entrance, will be more than happy to help direct you if you have trouble finding the auditorium.

Doors will open at 6:00pm. Please be seated by 6:25pm as the discussion will start promptly at 6:30pm. We expect the discussion to finish by 7:30pm at the latest. This will be followed by a book signing by Ros and a public drinks reception in the main lobby of the building.

If you are arriving by bike, you may lock your bicycles on the railings by the Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium.

Please note that photographs will be taken during this event and the audience may be visible at certain points on the livestream.

This event is now fully booked. You can still watch the event online on YouTube page here