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  • Date and time: Friday 7 June 2024, 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    The Memorial Hall, St Peter's School (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

In 2004, while filming in Saudi Arabia, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner was ambushed by terrorists, shot multiple times and left for dead. He survived and returned to active news reporting within a year. He still travels extensively and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to journalism.

Join Frank, a bestselling author, as he discusses his life and career, as well as his latest book, Invasion, a chillingly real, international thriller, with Elly Fiorentini of BBC Radio York.

Those with accessibility or hearing needs must let St Peter’s School know directly on 01904 527315 or, as well as booking a ticket via Eventbrite so that suitable reserved seats/parking can be booked.

‌Photo credit: Colin Thomas

About the speaker

Frank Gardner has been the BBC's Security Correspondent since 2002. He holds a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, and published his bestselling memoir, Blood and Sand, in 2006. His first novel, the thriller Crisis, which introduced readers to SIS operative Luke Carlton, was a No.1 bestseller. The second Luke Carlton thriller, Ultimatum, was also a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller, as was the third, Outbreak.


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible