Boris Johnson Biography
Boris Johnson is a superb after dinner speaker and well-known writer, broadcaster, and MP. He was also successfully elected as Mayor of London in 2008.
Born in New York in 1964, Boris was educated at Eton, (King's Scholar) and Balliol College, Oxford (Brackenbury Scholar in Classics), where he was President of the Union.
Boris Johnson as Political Journalist
After being a trainee reporter with the Times and the Wolverhampton Express and Star, he joined the Daily Telegraph, serving successively as a leader and feature writer, European Community correspondent and Assistant Editor. In 1997 he was voted "What the Papers Say" Political Commentator of the Year and in 1998 he was mystifyingly designated Pagan Federation of Great Britain National Journalist of the Year.
Appointed Editor of The Spectator in August 1999, Boris Johnson was voted Editors' Editor of the Year and Columnist of the Year at the British Press Awards, and writes a weekly column in The Daily Telegraph.
He has also published a number of books including:
- Friends, Voters, Countrymen
- Lend Me Your Ears
- The Dream of Rome
- Have I Got Views For You
- Seventy-Two Virgins
- Life in the Fast Lane
Boris Johnson fought Clwyd South in the 1997 General Election and was elected to represent Henley at the 2001 General Election. He has previously served as Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party and as Shadow Minister for the Arts and Higher Education.
Mayor of London
Boris Johnson is the Mayor of London winning a hotly contested battle against former Mayor Ken Livingstone and Liberal Demorcrat candidate Brian Paddock. He celebrated his second anniversary as Mayor on May 1st 2010.
Boris Johnson as After Dinner Speaker
Boris's unique style and personality and his ability to engage with the audience make him one of the most sought after speakers on the corporate circuit. Boris's television appearances have been numerous, ranging from Have I Got News For You and Room 101, to Top Gear and Who Do You Think You Are?
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Boris Johnson News
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12th October 2012
After David Cameron struggled with some general knowledge questions on the David Letterman show in the US, Nick Ferrari the LBC host and man that politicians fear, took it upon himself to test the Mayor of London on his trivia knowledge.
16th April 2012
The Guardian reports that current London Mayor Boris Johnson is ahead of Ken Livingstone in polls, according to ComRes.
24th January 2012
From authors to entrepreneurs; from CEOs to ballet dancers, and from scientists to police commissioners, The Times has compiled a list of those inspirational and successful figures who are predicted to hit the headlines in the year ahead, including entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith.
27th July 2011
Londonâ€™s Mayor Boris Johnson and Olympics boss Sebastian Coe are attending the ceremony marking exactly one year before the Olympic Games come to London. The event in Londonâ€™s Trafalgar Square, home to the countdown clock, will be screened live on TV, and will be attended by International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge as well as the Mayor.
24th June 2011
Mayor of London and acclaimed after dinner speaker Boris Johnson; Sir Richard Lambert, former Director-General at CBI and Lord Peter Mandelson, chairman of the Global Council, are amongst speakers at The Times CEO Summit.
15th April 2011
As London prepares for the annual marathon, Mayor Boris Johnson announces plans for the world's largest timed bike race in the capital. On March 17th, as professional and amateur runners take to the streets of London, Boris Johnson announces plans for The â€˜London Marathon on Wheelsâ€™ â€“ a parallel race for the worldâ€™s top pro riders. Scheduled for 2013, the race will see up to 30,000 cyclists taking to the streets on their bikes in a televised race.
22nd February 2011
Sir Chris Hoy has spoken of his delight at the unveiling of the first of the London 2012 Olympics venues â€“ the Velodrome.
21st February 2011
Sarah Brown, Britainâ€™s ex-First Lady is top of the â€˜Tweeteratiâ€™ list, according to The Independent.
16th September 2010
The London Design Festival 2010 will leap into full gear this Saturday for nine days of technicolour technology and creativity. Environmental design is becoming increasingly prominent and speakers such as Rachel Armstrong and Wayne Hemingway are keen to look to the future.
30th July 2010
London's long awaited cycle hire scheme has been launched today adding a valuable alternative to transport options in the capital. Designed to encourage people to cycle in central London, Transport for London is hoping to reach its target of 6,000 bikes across 400 docking stations later this year.
30th April 2013
Self-help books are increasingly popular among the British public than ever before and an increased number of us are turning to self help books in the hope that they will solve lives problems.
29th April 2013
MP and Keynote speaker, Jo Johnson has been appointed as the head of David Cameronâ€™s new policy unit.
4th April 2013
Keynote speaker and leading futurist, Noreena Hertz has finished her most recent book, which will be published in the US and the UK in September 2013.
1st April 2013
Awards host and impressionist, Rory Bremner is going to present a TV programme about the Scottish referendum.
26th March 2013
BBC news presenter and awards host, George Alagiah, came to the rescue of a woman who collapsed on the London Underground.
21st March 2013
The budget 2013 was unveiled in the House of Commons among a crowd of rowdy members of Parliament, where the Chancellor stated that, "we are, slowly but surely, fixing our country's economic problems".
1st March 2013
Award winning journalist, economist and keynote speaker, Anatole Kaletsky, has joined Reuters after 22 years writing for The Times.
20th February 2013
Farmer and after dinner speaker, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, plans to sell his well known, high end meat to Jamaican supermarkets and extend his clothing range.
16th January 2013
Roger Martin is due to speak at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, along with Joseph Stiglitz and Tim Berners-Lee.
7th January 2013
Forbes has released a list of the twelve women to watch over the coming year.
4th January 2013
Politicians reign in Forbesâ€™ list of the most powerful women.
1st January 2013
The Wall Street Journal has released a list of the best nonfictional works of the year.
28th December 2012
TIME Magazine has named Barack Obama as Person of the Year 2012.
24th December 2012
CBC News has released its list of the 12 most influential people of 2012, including politicians, activists and the South Korean singer who has recently taken the world by storm.
19th September 2012
Christopher Meyer , former ambassador to the US, talks to the Guardian about KGB honeytraps, diplomacy, and making his new TV documentary.
17th September 2012
Keynote speaker on education, Frances Cairncross, spoke to the Independent about the failings of the current education system.
24th July 2012
The Dalai Lama joins former Chairman of the International Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Hans Blix, on the long list of stars from the world of business, sport and politics, who have headlined the Yorkshire International Business Convention.
20th July 2012
Bob Stewart MP has expressed his dismay to mental health bosses over the recent escapes from the Bill Yule secure unit at Bethlem Hospital.
5th July 2012
Jon Sopel, news presenter and awards host, tells the Mail Online about how the biggest day of his life turned into a disaster.
28th June 2012
California is once again the sunny location for TED, the most innovative and exciting conference on the planet, where speakers with â€˜ideas worth spreadingâ€™ gather to share their thoughts on technology, design, science, media, politics, the arts, and other insights on how to shape a better word.
27th June 2012
Valery Giscard dâ€™Estaing, keynote speaker and former President of France, visited Peking University to attend the opening ceremony for the Global Public Policy Executive Training Program, to discuss the Political Organization of Europe.
24th April 2012
Time magazine has announced its 100 most influential people in the word, in a list including entertainers, businesspeople, political leaders, sporting figures and controversial personalities.
18th April 2012
As HBOâ€™s new political comedy premieres, British comedian and creator Armando Iannucci tells The Daily Beast website about the show.
27th March 2012
Nigel Barlow, Alain de Botton, Lindsey Hilsum, Will Hutton, Simon Jenkins, Julie Meyer, Andrew Neil and Jon Snow, all participated in the Guardian Open weekend.
4th January 2012
Fleet Street Blues, insider journalism site, celebrates 2011â€™s heroes of the press.
18th November 2011
Britainâ€™s top journalists gathered in London to pay tribute to their colleagues who have captured the attention of readers and media professionals at the Editorial Intelligence (EI) journalism awards breakfast.
28th October 2011
Adventurer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes; broadcaster and awards host Jeremy Paxman and economist Tim Harford spoke at the Ilkley Literature Festival â€“ a two week literary event held in the miniature Victorian spa town at the foot of Ilkley Moor in Yorkshire every October.
4th October 2011
Benedict Allen, adventurer, author and corporate speaker, announces the release of his new book, Into The Abyss, at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.
12th September 2011
Speakers Corner holds a catalogue of corporate speakers with experience of the horrors of September 11th, or an insight into how the world has changed since.
10th August 2011
The series starts tonight with June Brown who looks back into her past to find out if she is a real Eastender!
17th May 2011
The Guardian has compiled a list of Britainâ€™s top 300 intellectuals. Amongst the newspaperâ€™s register of public figures leading the UKâ€™s cultural discourse, are a handful of Speakers Cornerâ€™s elite. Amongst the iIntellectuals are authors, economists, historians, journalists, lawyers, philosophers, policy advisers, politicians, religious leaders, and scientists.
10th May 2011
Charles Dunstone, Luke Johnson, Duncan Bannatyne and Nick Robertson are amongst Speakers Cornerâ€™s elite that feature in the 2011 Sunday Times Rich List. Economic commentator Philip Beresford claims that during times of economic downturn, when most Brits are feeling the pain of spending cuts, there are a group of high rollers marching onwards and upwards.
11th February 2011
Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Paxman has signed a deal with the BBC involving a 20 per cent pay cut, reports the Daily Mail.
31st January 2011
In a statement jointly issued by David Cameron and Bill Gates, Britain has promised to double its funding to fight the crippling disease polio.
18th August 2010
Today the coalition government marks its first 100 days in office. The Government says its has got to grips with the budget deficit.
16th June 2010
The Borders Book Festival kicks off tomorrow in the stunning setting of Harmony Gardens in Melrose. The festival has grown in to a national UK event over 4 days in June. This year the organisers have once again bagged themselves an impressive speaker line up including, John Prescott, Kate Adie, Gervase Phinn, John Simpson, Victoria Wood and Rory Bremner.
13th May 2010
In this new era of coalitions, Speakers Corner could discuss the potential dawn of a new phase of politics but we prefer to take a look at some of our favourite speakers who have joined together to create excellent double speaking acts for any conference or event
6th May 2010
The choices for viewing tonight's election results have never been greater. There's Channel 4's Alternative Election Night with Jimmy Car, David Mitchen and Lauren Leverne, Andrew's Neil's Boat Party on BBC1, John Reid and Ann Widdecombe amongst the guests with Alastair Stewart on ITV or Kay Burley, Jeremy Thompson and Anna Botting who will be trailing the three leaders for Sky
9th April 2010
The election has been called for the 6th May and it's comedians as well as politicians who are busy. The mpressionist, comedian and political satirist, Rory Bremner is going around the country with his 'Election Battlebus'. Featuring some masterful impressions of Gordon Brown and David Cameron, Rory will also be joined for Q&A with the likes of Tony Benn and Peter Davies
3rd March 2010
The three main political have agreed with broadcasters to take part in leadership debates during the British election campaign for the first time ever. In a nod to the American political campaign, three live face-to-face debates will take place between Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg on the BBC, ITV and Sky News.
Paralympian medalist Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of four new non-party political peers in The House of Lords
8th February 2010
Britain's most successful paralympian gold medalist is to become a non-party political peer in the House of Lords. Four new peers are to be appointed - the others are Design Council chair, executive director of the Institute for Government and former Whitehall mandarin Sir Michael Bichard, Royal Opera House chief executive and former BBC journalist Tony Hall, and eminent surgeon Professor Ajay Kakkar.
Heavyweight keynote speakers are expected at the CBI Conference today including Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Dominique Strauss-Kahn & Stuart Rose to n
23rd November 2009
Heavyweight keynote speakers are expected to address the CBI conference in London today. Talking to the most influential and important of business audiences will be our political leaders Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, business chiefs such as Sir Stuart Rose and Stephen Hester, as well as Lord Adair Turner, BBC Economics Editor Stephanie Flaunders and the CBI's Director-General Richard Lambert. Chairing the conference will be CBI's President, the recently appointed Helen Alexander, former chief executive at The Economist and the first woman in the role.
26th October 2009
George Bush is the United State's newest and most controversial motivational speaker. He will deliver the headline keynote speech for the Get Motivated seminar in Texas today, alongside former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Mayor of New York Rudy Guiliani and Microsoft's President, Rick Belluzzo
24th June 2009
Duncan Bannatyne, chairman of Bannatyne Group, Dragon and keynote speaker has suggested that the skills of business people and entrepreneurs could be used to great effect in public life. Duncan believes that Sir Alan Sugar's recent acceptance of an advisory role in the government will be of great benefit to the government. Used to managing people, budgets and organisations what could be better preparation for a job in politics.
17th June 2009
Next monday, MPs will vote in a secret ballot to choose a successor to current speaker Michael Martin who will step down on saturday in light of the expenses scandal. With the candidate husting having taken place on monday on front of television cameras for the first time ever, the competition is really hotting up. Tory MP John Bercow, is the bookmakers' favourite to be chosen as the new speaker on monday.
1st May 2009
Gordon Brown, Boris Johnson and Michael Eavis are among the most influential 100 figures in the world, according to Time Magazine's annual list. Gordon Brown manages to feature twice as all entrants have a profile written about them by a third party. Mr. Brown's honour was to write the profile for President Barack Obama
Journalist, broadcaster & speaker, Lesley Abdela wins 2009 Woman Political Journalist of the Year Award
10th March 2009
Journalist, broadcaster and speaker on the international circuit, Lesley Abdela is the 2009 Winner of the Dods & Scottish Widows Women In Public Life Awards. Lesley has over 20 years experience in the fields of gender and democratic development and was one of the New Statesmanâ€™s Top 50 Heroes Of Our Time (2006)
25th February 2009
According to The Observer, the recession isn't all gloom. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont is enjoying an increasing number of bookings as an after-dinner speaker. And at Speakers Corner, we can confirm that enquiries and booking for speeches on the economy and finance have substantially risen over recent months....
19th February 2009
One of the UKâ€™s best known entrepreneurs Tim Campbell will join the panel on Question Time the BBC's premier political programme chaired by David Dimbleby, on Thursday evening.
20th January 2009
Today Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th US president. Coverage will begin on BBC1 and Sky News from 4pm today.
19th January 2009
Thousands of Americans have taken to the streets to welcome the new President of America, Barack Obama and enjoy the celebrations including performances from Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springstein & Byonce
4th December 2008
Amid her many talents Condoleezza Rice is also a trained concert pianist. She originally planned a career in music and enrolled at university to study the subject, before switching to political science. The outgoing American Secretary of State fulfilled a dream by giving a recital to her majesty...
19th November 2008
Kenneth Clarke made his name clearing up after Black Wednesday. Now Britain's elder statesman of finance is back with a plan to save the country
13th November 2008
The Group-of-20 leaders, representing the world's major industrialized nations and large developing countries, will meet in Washington this weekend to discuss measures to restore global financial stability.
6th November 2008
Barack Obama has started forming his administration by asking Rahm Emanuel, a former adviser to President Clinton, to be his chief-of-staff.
1st May 2008
Millions of London voters were going to the polls on Thursday to choose a new mayor who will command a multi-billion pound budget and help prepare the capital for the 2012 Olympics.
6th February 2008
Conservative Party leader David Cameron presents Baroness Thatcher a lifetime achievement award
29th October 2007
Among prominent figures so far touted for an elected mayor in Birmingham are Karen Brady, the managing director of Birmingham City Football Club, and Sir Digby Jones
16th July 2007
Conservative MP Boris Johnson has entered the race to become Mayor of London against Ken Livingstone
9th July 2007
The Blair Years is a compelling and revealing account of contemporary politics
20th October 2005
David Cameron and David Davis now have six weeks before their fate is decided by 300,000 Conservative party members.
6th October 2005
The race is on to find the leader of the Conservative Party
Boris Johnson Reviews
Boris Johnson has spoken and appeared at a number of recent corporate events. Please find some client speaker testimonials and reviews for Boris Johnson for a number of these events and conferences. If you would like some additional information as to how to book Boris Johnson for your corporate event, then please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
He brought the house down! A very good and entertaining speaker, he made his serious points very effectively using humour. The feedback was excellent.
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