Lyse Doucet gave the Sue Lloyd-Roberts Memorial Lecture: 'Journalism in Crisis – What Would Sue do?'
St Hilda's College is proud to honour our alumna and award-winning BBC journalist, Sue-Lloyds Roberts CBE, with a lecture series that was established in her memory in 2017.
We were delighted to welcome our speaker, Lyse Doucet, who delivered the third lecture in the series, 'Journalism in Crisis – What Would Sue do?' on 25 January 2019. After some words of welcome from our Principal, Professor Sir Gordon Duff, and Sue Lloyd-Robert's husband, Nick Guthrie, Lyse remembered Sue's fearless journalism. Sue's courageous legacy is all the more important today, when journalists continue to face so many challenges. In 2018 alone, 251 of them were imprisoned for their work. Sue Lloyd-Robert's fight to highlight humanitarian issues across the world inspired many and continues to do so in our global world, in which, as Lyse said, ‘...international news is not foreign news. It happens all around you.’
If you were unable to join us or would like to watch again, the link to the lecture on livestream will follow shortly.
The Sue Lloyd-Roberts Memorial Fund was founded to support St Hilda's students who wish to explore careers in the media. We held a fundraising Burns Night Supper after the lecture, at which we were delighted to hear actor, Stuart Bowman, give the Address to a Haggis, followed by best-selling author and our alumna, Val McDermid's Toast to the Lassies.