The RAU is thrilled to be the first festival ‘Partner’ for Abbey 900, sponsoring the yearlong festival of celebrations.
BBC Any Questions at the RAU
The Royal Agricultural University will be hosting an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions with Jonathan Dimbleby on Friday 7 April 2017.
Any Questions is a topical discussion, in which a panel of personalities from the worlds of politics, media, and elsewhere are posed questions by the audience. It has been running since 1948 and presented by Jonathan Dimbelby since 1987.
Jonathan Dimbleby is a political commentator and a writer, who presents current affairs and political radio and television programmes. Jonathan graduated from the Royal Agricultural College in 1965.
BBC Any Questions is coming to Cirencester as part of Abbey 900, a yearlong festival of celebrations marking the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Augustinian Abbey of St Mary in Cirencester by King Henry 1 in 1117. The RAU is a festival partner and is acting as co-sponsor in a number of events to be held both at the University and in the town throughout the year.
RAU Vice-Chancellor Professor Jo Price, said: “Abbey 900 is a fantastic local initiative, and we are delighted to be able to support this year-long festival celebration. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the people of Cirencester to come together and learn about our shared history. We hope that our sponsorship will help Abbey 900 to engage with the community of Cirencester, and host a series of exciting events in 2017 – which we very much look forward to being a part of.”