Vice-President – Ian Hislop
Ian Hislop is best known as the editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye and a team captain on the popular current affairs TV quiz Have I got News for You. Behind his wit and a quick-fire brain is a person with a deep love of music. He was born in Wales son of a Scottish father and English mother and the family spent time in Nigeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong.
He was educated at Ardingly and Magdalen College, Oxford where he took a degree in English Literature. He began working for Private Eye in 1981 and became the youngest ever editor of the magazine in 1986 and in 1991 won the British Society of Magazine Editors’ Award.
Ian is a writer and broadcaster for many TV programmes and writes for The Spectator, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Mail on Sunday. His TV programmes have included one on the First World War and a series for Channel 4, entitled Canterbury Tales, about the history of the Church of England.
Ian married his wife Victoria in 1988 and they have a son and a daughter. He is a regular church goer and enjoys the sound and atmosphere of choral music performed in our churches and cathedrals.