On 16th January the Modern Languages Society welcomed Bridget Kendall. Ms Kendall’s credentials speak for themselves; after graduating from Oxford with a degree in Modern Languages, she became a correspondent for the BBC World Service in Russia in 1993. During her time in the Soviet Union, Michael Gorbachev introduced the policies which would ultimately lead to the fall of Communist Russia her personal experiences of that event in 1989. Ms Kendall also discussed her interviews of some of the world’s most powerful people and even how she once asked Vladimir Putin ‘who wears the trousers in your marriage’. Ms Kendall imparted some fantastic advice for those hoping for future carriers in journalism and broadcasting, she was also quick to point out the many ways in which her studies of Modern Languages had helped her achieve such great success during the course of her life, a promising sign for the readership of The Lexicon.

Felix von Stumm ML