Wells students welcome top speakers

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By Wells_Jaqui | Thursday, October 20, 2011, 12:48

Over the last few weeks Wells Cathedral School students have welcomed a diverse range of celebrated speakers to talk at their De Winton Society lectures on Friday evenings.

In the first of the lecture series, the Wells Constituency's Member of Parliament, Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt, spoke about her role as MP and work in Parliament to a packed hall of pupils and staff.

This was followed by a talk from writer Douglas Lindsay, author of the Barney Thomson novels, at the end of September.

On Friday, British television news journalist and Washington D.C. correspondent for Channel 4, Matt Frei, gave a talk to a packed lecture theatre.

Matt, who has had a distinguished journalistic career reporting for the BBC on the first Intifada in Jerusalem, the Fall of the Berlin Wall in East Germany, the Balkan Wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, and latterly from the centre of Old Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, gave a fascinating insight into the nuances of political life in America's capital, and recounted entertaining stories of his time interviewing Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Matt was also in Wells to speak at the city's Festival of Literature.

The forthcoming lecture in the De Winton Society series will be a talk from Lt Col Christopher Davies.

      

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