27th September 2006


The veteran investigative reporter Phillip Knightley will launch the new visiting speaker series at the Lincoln School of Journalism on Monday 9th October.


Mr Knightley’s talk What’s the Difference between Spies and Journalists? is the first in a series of guest lecturers titled Journalists Speak Out On Journalism.


Knightley, a Visiting Professor at the university, is a member of the celebrated Sunday Times Insight team which worked from the 1950s to the 1970s and broke such famous stories as the Kim Philby spy scandal, the Profumo sex scandal.


He is also the author of a number of books including the seminal history of the intelligent services, The Second Oldest Profession, and the acclaimed history of war correspondents, The First Casualty.


Other speakers scheduled for this series include Heather Brooke, an expert on freedom of information and author of Your Right to Know on 23rd October and Libby Purves, the eminent novelist, broadcaster and Times columnist on 27th November.


Phillip Knightley’s talk will commence at 6pm in the Cargill Lecture Theatre at the University’s Brayford Pool campus. All are welcome to attend.


Further details of the career and publications of Phillip Knightley can be found at his website:


Phillip Knightley will be available for photographs and interviews from 4:30pm, prior to his talk. For more information on this and the Journalists Speak Out on Journalism series please contact:

Glen Wilson, Press Assistant

01522 886042               

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