BBC Question Time makes third visit to Queen Mary University

Queen Mary, University of London’s Octagon played host to BBC One’s current affairs panel show Question Time for a third time last week.

Joining David Dimbleby as host were Health Secretary Andrew Lansley MP, former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, Deputy Editor of the Evening Standard Sarah Sands, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs Mark Littlewood and Comedian Dr Phil Hammond.

Since 1979, Question Time has offered British voters the opportunity to question top decision-makers and commentators on topical news and events of the day.

The event was held at the university’s former library, the Victorian, Grade II listed Octagon with its historic backdrop of leather bound books on two levels, an octagonal domed ceiling and carved busts of famous literati.

The Octagon is one of over 100 rooms available for hire at Queen Mary’s three central London campuses.

Queen Mary has an annual turnover of £300m, research income worth £70m, and a yearly impact on the UK economy of over £750m.

The College offers a 2,000-bed Student Village on its Mile End campus.

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