Former pupil returns

Nicholas Jones, author and former BBC political correspondent, returned to Wolverhampton and his old school Tettenhall College in September to speak to a crowd about his career in journalism.

Sixth former Danica Perrin says, “Mr Jones’ inspiring and entertaining lecture gave us all a vivid idea of British politics in the eyes of a journalist. He shared impressive insights from his meetings with former prime ministers and his role in the leaking of then PM John Major’s private words regarding British soldiers fighting in the Gulf War. He spoke of his four-hour long car drive from North Wales to London with the mineworkers’ president Arthur Scargill, and how that shaped his understanding of the leader.”

(L-r) Former head Peter Bodkin, head David Williams, Nicholas Jones, Danica Perrin, Cllr Andrew Wynne

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
On Key

Related Posts

Focus on health and wellbeing

Health and wellness coach Laura Butler is calling on businesses to get involved in Shropshire Wellbeing Day on June 23 as part of World Wellbeing

Vaccine and testing volunteers hailed

Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire Anna Turner has paid tribute to over 900 volunteers who have supported the Covid vaccine and testing efforts across Shropshire, Telford &

Global award for Shropshire charity

Employment and training services provider, Landau, has been presented with a globally-recognised award for its work to improve the lives of young people. The charity,

The great taste of success

One of Shropshire’s best-known bakeries is creating new jobs after receiving nearly £115,000 from a grant programme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. Shrewsbury’s

Boost your knowledge of nature

A leading Shropshire outdoor education provider has launched a major series of Eco-Skills courses aimed at boosting people’s knowledge of natural history, biodiversity and environmental arts