Former MP kicks off lectures

Former Sunderland MP to kick off lecture series in city

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:51 pm
Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin, the ex Sunderland South MP and Labour minister will discuss his new book as Sunderland University launches its Public Lectures 2016-17.

The author and journalist will talk about ‘Hinterland, a memoir’ at the Murray Library Lecture Theatre on Tuesday, November 8, at 6.30pm.

Talks are free, but must be booked in advance.

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Hinterland, a memoir, is Chris Mullin’s account of his life in journalism and politics.

Before election to Parliament, Chris was a journalist reporting from, among other places, the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. He tracked down the survivors of the CIA operation in Tibet.

He is the author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries and the novel ‘A very British Coup’, the television version of which won several BAFTAs and an Emmy.

His investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings has been described as ‘one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative reporter’.

Since his retirement from parliament in 2010, he has served as the regional chairman of the Heritage Lottery. He also chairs a development charity. International Alert.

To book tickets for Chris’ lecture, go to

The University of Sunderland’s popular Public Lecture Series 2016/17 is now in its fifth year. As with previous years, the university continues to bring a variety of interesting free talks to the city of Sunderland and wider region.

The Public Lecture Series will feature a range of lectures from notable speakers covering a range of topics including politics, education, sport, history, art and health.