16 May 2019
Aston University is hosting a live broadcast of BBC Radio 4’s flagship political debate programme Any Questions? from its new Students’ Union building.
The panel discussion programme, taking place on 24 May, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, one of Britain’s best known journalists and broadcasters, provides the opportunity for people to challenge politicians, policy makers, writers and thinkers with questions about political, economic, social and moral issues of the day.
First broadcast in 1948, the programme attracts up to 1.5 million listeners every week.
It is broadcast live on Radio 4 on most Friday evenings of the year.
The programme is repeated on Saturday lunchtimes followed by the Any Answers? phone-in which gives listeners a chance to join the debate.
Amna Atteeq, president of Aston University Students’ Union, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as a host venue for BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?
“This will be the first time a live radio broadcast has been transmitted from our new building which opened to students on 1 May. We are looking forward to welcoming the panellists and the audience to our fantastic new space.”
Tickets are now available to be part of the live audience. Admission is free of charge, but places are limited and must be booked in advance. Tickets are capped at two per person to ensure fairness of distribution.
Entry is strictly by ticket only.
For more information and to register for a ticket, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bbc-radio-4s-any-questions-tickets-60196898544