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Old Un's Notes | September Issue

They say journalism is the first draft of history. In fact, journalism – and journalists – are too easily forgotten by history.

Good news, then, that our late, lamented editor, Alexander Chancellor, is to be remembered in a special event at Leicester University on 15th November.

Alexander’s friends – the satirist Craig Brown, the writers Ferdinand Mount and Geoffrey Wheatcroft, and the writer Alexander Waugh, Chancellor’s son-in-law – will discuss him in the Attenborough Film Theatre at Leicester, at 4pm. Tickets for the Literary Leicester Festival are free, and Oldie readers are very much welcome. (Details at

Alexander would have laughed his much-missed, cackling laugh at the idea of a Festschrift – an academic tribute – in his name. But, unlike most dry-as-dust university events, this one will raise the roof.

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