Jon Snow, journalist and broadcaster, visited Bradford on 9th October 2015 and addressed a packed audience at the National Media Museum. Hosted by the Muslim Women’s Council. Jon discussed the different parts of the world he has reported from and covered topics from global events to domestic issues.
Jon was joined on stage by Bana Gora, CEO of MWC and Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford OBE whose questions ranged from Jon Snow’s Cannabis Experiment to his charity work with homeless young people. The floor was then opened up to the audience, with a range of questions covering representation of Muslims in the media to careers advice for budding journalists.
Jon Snow commented "I shall never forget my amazing evening with the Muslim Women's Council at the National Media Museum. The audience was one of the most stimulating, engaged, energised, inspiring groups I have ever addressed.The questions and the discourse were informed, interesting and rewarding. It was wonderful that there were so many students and young people present. Who knew that Bradford was the centre of such intellect, such compassion, such commitment.The range in our conversation covered the world. I pay tribute to Bana Gora and her team for organising an event that drew not only Muslim women, but a good few men and people from other communities. My only regret is that I live and work so far from Bradford. But be warned, I shall be back!"