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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 http://www2.le.ac.uk/institution/literary-leicester).

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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