2. The University Years: Beauty and the Beast

2. The University Years: Beauty and the Beast

By BBC Radio 4

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. A bit of a mouthful. To most people - and there are those that hate it - he’s simply Boris

This series tells the story of Boris Johnson - from boy to man to Prime Minister. In each episode Adam Fleming talks to a range of people who’ve known, watched, worked or dealt with him.

In the second episode we hear about the university years.


Anne McElvoy is a columnist and broadcaster at The Economist and her first interaction with Boris Johnson was interviewing him for the student newspaper at Oxford.

Jeya Wilson handed over the Oxford Union presidency to Boris Johnson in 1986.

Simon Kuper is a Financial Times columnist and author of the Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK

Producers: Ben Carter and Natasha Fernandes Editor: Emma Rippon Production co-ordinator: Brenda Brown Studio Engineer: James Beard

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