Bethany Bell


BBC foreign correspondent

Keble College, 1987


QUADCAST - Alumni Stories: Episode 1, May 2015


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BBC journalist Bethany Bell shares her love of Vienna and talks about her experiences as a reporter in this first interview in a new podcast series.

She also explains how studying Theology at Oxford helped to prepare her for assignments in the Middle East, and reflects upon recent changes in journalism. The conversation was recorded in April 2015 during Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Europe, which was held in the Austrian capital. Bell, who has lived in Vienna for more than 15 years, chaired a session during the Weekend about Viennese culture during the early 20th century.


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