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Literary Lunch - Tuesday 9th April

Come and join us for a literay lunch to be held on Tuesday 9th April at 12.15pm at The Old Bull Inn, Royston.


Tickets are £15 and include a buffet lunch with tea/coffee.


The first investigative journalist in the old Soviet Union, Vitali Vitaliev was forced to defect from the USSR in January 1990 – the result of his ground-breaking and courageous investigations into Soviet organised crime, neo-fascism, political prisoners and persecutions.

For his dangerous, courageous and pioneering exposures, he has been awarded several Journalist of the Year awards including the Nieman Fellowship in Journalism from Harvard University (USA) – the most prestigious title that can be be bestowed to a professional working in the field of international investigative journalism.

Since his escape to the West Vitali has lived and worked as an editor and columnist in England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and the USA and has become widely known for his regular appearances on both serious and satirical TV and radio programming, including Saturday Night CliveAfter Dark, Have I Got News For YouDesert Island Discs andQI.

For his intelligent and amusing Saturday Night Clive live appearances via satellite from Moscow and Melbourne, Vitaliev was dubbed by British media as “the first smiling Russian on British TV”. He is often referred to as the “Russian Clive James” and “Russian Bill Bryson”.

Vitali has published eleven books, all written in English and translated into many languages, including German, French, Italian, Japanese and (rather ironically) Russian. He was a staff columnist with The GuardianThe EuropeanThe Daily TelegraphThe Australian and many other titles and has written and presented TV and radio documentaries for BBC One, BBC Radio 4, Channel 4, ABC and ITV.

He is a regular media commentator on current political and social issues. He now works as an Editor of E&T magazine and is an accomplished and popular public speaker. His talks are invariably witty and engaging.


To book a ticket please call our office on 01763 262262, email admin@hsrsc.org.uk or book online through www.ticketsource.co.uk/hsrsc