Margaret has first hand experience reporting from the frontlin and has travelled extensively, including to the Middle and Far East, the USA and war zones like Iraq and Somalia. Margaret’s recent book, “The Terrorist Hunters” co-written with the former police chief in charge of UK Counter Terrorism, will be available in the bookshop on board during her lecture tour
1. Reporting terrorism – writing history
Drawing on her experiences as a leading British TV Correspondent Margaret Gilmore investigates how defining moments in modern history are reported, giving new insight into events including the July 7th London bomb attacks, 9/11 and Syria. She talks of the heart-break and heroism she witnessed; the pressures of 24 hour news, the potential conflict between getting a story first and getting it right and the impact of new technology where footage is broadcast live, world wide.
2. How safe is our world?
Is the terrorist threat real or has it been hyped? Who is the terrorist and how is he hunted? The reality can be more incredible than spy fiction. Writer, analyst and former BBC TV Correspondent Margaret Gilmore investigates how the terrorist threat has changed since the cataclysmic 9/11 attacks, and how in parallel all our lives have been transformed. She looks at how the 2012 Olympics were secured and challenges myths about risk, asking why we often worry about global risks instead of concentrating on the everyday things in life.
Number of talks depends on number of sea days! The final programme will be given on board