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Warwick Question Time 2018

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Warwick Question Time 2018

At the beginning of each academic year, we hold a Warwick Question Time event with the aim to give students as well as staff the opportunity to watch exciting panellists discuss a range of issues.

The event is very similar in format to the popular BBC television show, will form part of our induction activities for Economics students to start the new academic year in style and is an excellent opportunity for students to engage with politicians, policy makers and academics on major issues and questions that concern the world.

Date: Monday 1 October, 6.15-7.30pm
Location:Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick

This year's event will be hosted by the Department of Economics and Politics and International Studies Department(PAIS) and will debate current affairs.

Professor Chris Anderson (Chair)

Chris Anderson is Professor of Politics and Economics and Director of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). He also is a Research Associate at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics.

As a researcher and teacher, Anderson works at the intersection of politics and economics. His research focuses on the micro-foundations of markets and democracy and examines how economic and political structures shape citizens’ judgments and behaviors.

Dharshini David

Dharshini David is an English author, economist and broadcaster. After working at HSBC, and the BBC, she became a business correspondent and news presenter for Sky News in 2009.

Dharshini joined the BBC in 2000 as an economics correspondent.She worked on national BBC1 bulletins, BBC News 24, and on its international counterpart BBC World. She also presented for the BBC's current affairs series Panorama, BBC One news and BBC Radio.

In September 2009, she joined Sky News as a business and economics correspondent.She presented business news bulletins & programmes for Sky, including the flagship business programme "Jeff Randall Live" and also presented "Sky News Tonight" with Adam Boulton. Dharshini's first book "The Almighty Dollar: Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works" was published by Elliott & Thompson in February 2018.

Christina Lamb

Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a bestselling author. She has reported from most of the world’s hotspots starting with Afghanistan after an unexpected wedding invitation led her to Karachi in 1987 when she was just 22. She moved to Peshawar to cover the mujaheddin fighting the Soviet Union and within two years she had been named Young Journalist of the Year.

Since then she has won 14 major awards including five times being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year and Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux. She was made an OBE by the Queen in 2013 and is an honorary fellow of University College, Oxford.

Please note that this webpage will be updated with further details of other panelists who be joining us for this year's debate.

This year's edition is being supported by:

  • Warwick Economics Society
  • Warwick Economics Summit
  • Warwick Politics Society


Registration for this event is mandatory. First year students are expected to attend. Please reserve your place by completing a registration form.


Previous Question Time events

Since 2013, the Department of Economics have been successfully hosting the popular Question Time event, very similar to the popular BBC television show. You can find out more about last year's Question Time here and footage from previous years is available on our Youtube channel.