Amol Rajan

Amol Rajan


Amol Rajan (born 4 July 1983) is the BBC’s Media Editor, having taken up the role in December 2016.[1] Rajan was formerly editor of The Independent newspaper from June 2013.[2] When The Independent announced it was dropping the print edition in February 2016, and continuing as only an online operation, Rajan was retained for a period as “editor-at-large”.


Photo credit: Pal Hansen

Event 18: Batters, bowlers and ball-tampering

Walter MacFarlane Stage

It has been a dramatic year for cricket. A comprehensive Australian victory over England in the Ashes series was followed by the ball-tampering row with three Australian players sent home in disgrace from the South African tour. The future of Test cricket is uncertain with the onward march of the T20 format and a new […]


Event 20: A Very English Scandal

Alexander McKenzie Stage

Acclaimed director Stephen Frears and author John Preston talk about one of the biggest scandals of the century in the trial of liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe. John Preston’s book A Very English Scandal has been adapted for screen and filmed by Stephen Frears for a BBC drama series starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.