Neal Ascherson


Neal Ascherson
Appearing on television discussion programme After Dark in 1987

Charles Neal Ascherson (born October 5, 1932) is a Scottish journalist and writer.

Contents

Background

He was born in Edinburgh and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he read history. He was described by the historian Eric Hobsbawm as "perhaps the most brilliant student I ever had. I didn't really teach him much, I just let him get on with it."[1]

Neal Ascherson is married to fellow journalist Isabel Hilton. They currently live in London with their two children, Iona and Alexander.

Career

After graduating with a starred First,[2] he declined offers to pursue an academic career. Instead, he chose a career in journalism, first at the Manchester Guardian and then at The Scotsman (1959–1960), The Observer (1960–1990) and the Independent on Sunday (1990–1998). He contributed scripts for the 1974 documentary series World at War and the 1998 series The Cold War. In recent years, he has also been a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.

He has lectured and written extensively about Polish and Eastern Europe affairs.[3][4]

As of 2008 Ascherson is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.[5] He has been editor of Public Archaeology, an academic journal associated with UCL devoted to CRM and public archaeology issues and developments, since its inception in 1999.[6]

In 1991 Ascherson was awarded an honorary degree from the Open University as Doctor of the University.[citation needed]

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ "Neal Ascherson". Spartacus Schoolnet. 2003. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jascherson.htm. Retrieved February 17, 2006. 
  2. ^ Nicholas Wroe "Romantic nationalist", The Guardian, 12 April 2003. Retrieved on 16 April 2007.
  3. ^ "UK writer Neal Ascherson discusses NATO, EU on Prague visit". Radio Prague. 2004. http://www.radio.cz/en/article/53851. Retrieved May 13, 2004. 
  4. ^ "Neal Ascherson - fascinating memories of the Soviet invasion and much more". Radio Prague. 2004. http://www.radio.cz/en/article/54735. Retrieved June 8, 2004. 
  5. ^ "Emeritus and Honorary Staff in 2007 / 2008". Our Staff. UCL Institute of Archaeology. 2008. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/staff/honoraries.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  6. ^ Carman, John (2002). Archaeology and Heritage: An Introduction. London and New York: Continuum International Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8264-5894-7. OCLC 48140490. 

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ascherson — is the surname of: *Neal Ascherson (born 1932), British journalist *Paul Friedrich August Ascherson (1834 1913), German botanist …   Wikipedia

  • La Guerra Civil Española (serie) — The Spanish Civil War Título La Guerra Civil Española Género Documental Historia Narrado por Frank Finlay País de origen Reino Unido Duración 55 min. c/e. Idioma/s …   Wikipedia Español

  • David Irving — For other uses, see David Irving (disambiguation). David Irving …   Wikipedia

  • Hemshin peoples — Համշե(ն)ցիներ Hemşinliler A Hemshinli woman in traditional dress. Total population 500,000 700,000 Regions with significant populations …   Wikipedia

  • Pontic Greeks — Infobox Ethnic group group = Pontic Greeks nowrap|Έλληνες του Πόντου (Ρωμιοί) Pontic Greek man population = c. 3,000,000 regions = Greece, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkey religions = Greek Orthodox Christianity, Sunni Islam langiages …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas de Waal — is a British journalist, writer and an expert on the Caucasus. He has reported for, amongst others, the BBC World Service, the Moscow Times, and The Times. [Russia bars UK reporter on security grounds by Oliver Bullough ] He is currently a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cultural relationship between the Welsh and the English — The relationship between the Welsh and English within Great Britain is mostly characterised by tolerance, respect, and an intermixing of people and cultures. However, elements of mutual mistrust or dislike, and occasionally overt racism, also… …   Wikipedia

  • Public Archaeology (journal) — Infobox Journal title = Public Archaeology editor = Neal Ascherson discipline = Archaeology and CHM language = English abbreviation = Publ Archaeol publisher = Maney Publishing sponsored by: UCL archaeology country = UK frequency = quarterly… …   Wikipedia

  • Robert Conquest — (links) bei der Verleihung der Freiheitsmedaille zusammen mit Aretha Franklin (Mitte) und Alan Greenspan (rechts) Robert Conquest mit vollem Namen George Robert Ackworth Conquest (* 15. Juli 1917 in Malvern …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • National Vanguard (Italy) — The National Vanguard (Italian: Avanguardia Nazionale) is a name that has been used for at least two neo fascist groups in Italy. Contents 1 Original group 2 Second group 3 Magazine …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.