Oxford Brookes University to host the first BBC Question Time of 2020

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall

Oxford Brookes University is delighted to announce that it is to host BBC Question Time on Thursday 9 January 2020.

The flagship current affairs programme will be broadcast from the Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, in the Clerici Building on the University’s Headington Campus in Oxford.

The panellists taking part will be announced closer to the transmission date. Question Time panels are composed of high-profile politicians and significant figures from different sectors such as industry, media and entertainment.

If you would like to join the Question Time audience in Oxford, please apply by following this link on the Question Time website.

The episode broadcast from Oxford Brookes University will reflect on the political agenda for the New Year and the run up to the Brexit deadline on 31 January 2020. It will also mark the first programme post the General Election 2019. Question Time, currently chaired by Fiona Bruce, has been running since 1979 and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Alongside a backdrop of one of the most contentious general elections in British political history, Oxford was recently declared to be the most "woke" city in the UK. According to the findings, residents are strongly engaged with social and political issues. These factors set the scene for a very lively debate.