About this event

  • Date and time Wed 16 Nov 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Registration, tea and coffee: 6:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Event: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Drinks reception: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Optional dinner: 8:30pm to 11:00pm

Join Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times and one of Britain’s leading foreign journalists and bestselling author, in this In Conversation Live event at the Royal Society of Medicine. Interviewed by Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, she will discuss her work across her career as a foreign correspondent and reporting trauma from Afghanistan to Ukraine. Enjoy a complimentary drinks reception and an optional private dinnerYou will also be able to purchase her books Our bodies, their battlefield for £10 and The Prince Rupert Hotel for the homeless for £15 (cash only).

For this ICL in-person meeting, you can choose between attending the event only (including nibbles and drinks) or staying for the optional dinner afterwards for an additional price (Dinner can not be purchased separately since it is an add-on to the event ticket). This event offers special pricing on tickets and dinner intended only to cover our costs. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate donations for attending. Thank you for your generosity.

Christina Lamb has reported from most of the world’s hotspots starting with Afghanistan after an unexpected wedding invitation led her to Karachi in 1987 when she was just 21. Her despatches with the mujaheddin fighting the Soviet Union saw her named Young Journalist of the Year within two years. She has since been awarded Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times as well as Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux, and was recently given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Editors.

She is the best-selling author of ten books including Farewell Kabul, The Africa House, and The Sewing Circles of Herat and co-wrote the international bestseller I am Malala with Malala Yousafzai and The Girl from Aleppo with Nujeen Mustafa. Her last book Our Bodies, Their Battlefields about sexual violence in conflict won the first Pilecki Institute award for war reporting and was shortlisted for Britain's top non-fiction award, the Baillie Gifford Prize, as well as the Orwell Prize and the New York Public Library Bernstein award. It was described by leading historian Antony Beevor as ‘the most powerful book’ he had ever read.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Honorary Fellow of University College Oxford, an International Board member of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, an Associate of the Imperial War Museum, and was made an OBE by the Queen in 2013. Her new book The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless is her first in her own country.

*There may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this event, subject to Christina Lamb's work requirements.

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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this event will close on 15 November 2022 at 01:00am (BST)

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