Stamford Lecture: John McCarthy 'Building Resilience in Uncertain Times'
John McCarthy 'Building Resilience in Uncertain Times'
Friday 11 October 2019, Oswald Elliott Hall, 7pm.
John McCarthy CBE is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster. In April 1986, as a young journalist on his first foreign assignment for the United Press International Television News, John was snatched on the way to the airport just before he was about to fly back home. John was kidnapped by Islamic Jihad and became Britain's longest-held hostage, being held in captivity for more than five years until his release on 8 August 1991. He was appointed a CBE in 1992.
John McCarthy tells the dramatic story of his captivity in a dignified, self-deprecating and inspiring way that makes you understand how he came through five years of not knowing whether he would see another day.