22nd November 2001

 

‘VIZ’ FOUNDER TO TALK AT UNIVERSITY

 

Students at the University of Lincoln will be entertained at a lecture by the man who gave the world Roger Mellie (‘The Man on the Telly’), Sid the Sexist and Rude Kid.

 

Simon Donald, the founder and editor of ‘Viz’ magazine, will give a lecture to Communications students at the university on Monday 3rd December discussing his work with respect to comedy and censorship.

 

The Newcastle-based spoof comic features infamous characters and earned notoriety in the 1990s for its outrageous caricatures.

 

Organiser Alex Lewczuk, a lecturer in Communications at the university, said: “Although many of the students may not have heard of Mr Donald, they will certainly have heard of Viz magazine and they will no doubt learn a lot from a man with many enlightening views and opinions.”

 

The lecture will take place at 12 noon in the Cargill Lecture Theatre on Monday 3rd December.

 

For more information contact Alex Anthony Lewczuk on 01522 806245 or e-mail alewczuk@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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