John Simpson at Ely Cathedral

On 17 January, in the rather magnificent Ely Cathedral, spend an evening in the company of John Simpson, whose distinguished career as a BBC war correspondent has spanned more than 50 years.

In that time he’s reported on all the major conflicts of our time, offering an unflinching gaze and deep understanding of the tensions, human stories and terrible consequences of modern warfare.

He’ll be discussing his book, We Chose to Speak of War and Strife, which retells pivotal moments in history, from the fall of Baghdad to the Crimean War, and what it took to report them to the world.

The talk starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £10 (redeemable against copies of We Chose to Speak of War and Strife).