The Upper Room Spring Lectures 2021 – Three Lecture Ticket

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The Upper Room ( is delighted that our series of annual lectures is going ahead once again this year, despite the difficulties arising from the pandemic. Each lecture is being streamed online here on Chiswickbuzz, so you can enjoy the full live event from the comfort of your own home.

This ticket gives you access to all three events and costs £30. Additional donations to The Upper Room are also welcome.

Lecture series

Lecture 1: RECORDING of the Clare Balding interview which was recorded on Tuesday 16th March

Clare Balding is arguably television’s most versatile presenter, covering everything from Wimbledon to the Olympics, and State events to Crufts. She hosts the popular Radio 4 show Ramblings and is a best-selling author of books for children and adults. In this recording, Clare is in conversation with Torin Douglas, the former BBC Media Correspondent.

Lecture 2: Michael Frayn
Wednesday 21st April 8:00pm-9:15pm

One of our greatest living writers, Michael Frayn is known for a string of West End hits such as Copenhagen, Democracy and the hilarious farce Noises Off. His prolific literary output includes novels, philosophical works, screenplays, newspaper columns and translations. Michael will be in conversation with Torin Douglas, the former BBC Media Correspondent.

Lecture 3: Jeremy Paxman
Wednesday 19th May 8:00pm-9:15pm

Jeremy Paxman is a renowned broadcaster, journalist and writer, feared by politicians of all stripes for his trademark tough interviewing style. He presented BBC Two’s Newsnight from 1989 to 2014 and has been the presenter of University Challenge since 1994. Jeremy will be in conversation with the BBC journalist Julian Marshall.

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