The Whitehall Group were delighted to welcome Simon Kuper from the Financial Times / British-French author and Journalist as guest speaker during a Whitehall Group Dinner on Wednesday, 13th December 2023. During dinner Simon discussed: ‘Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories took over the UK’.
Simon Kuper is a British, and naturalized French, author and journalist, best known for his work at the Financial Times and as a football writer. After studies at Oxford, Harvard University and the Technische Universität Berlin, Simon started his career in journalism at the FT in 1994, where he today writes about a wide range of topics, such as politics, society, culture, sports and urban planning.
Simon publishes a well-read column in the weekend edition FT Magazine and has twice been awarded the British Society of Magazine Editors‘ prize for Columnist of the Year. Kuper has also written for outlets such as The Guardian and The Times.
Simon’s unique approach to sports writing, particularly on football, has earned him several prestigious accolades, including the 1994 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He writes about sports “from an anthropological perspective.” Time Magazine has called him “one of the world’s leading writers on soccer” and The Economic Times labeled him “one of the world’s most famous football writers.”
Simon Kuper is the author of several books, among them the William Hill awarded Football Against the Enemy and the Sunday Times Bestseller about UK politics, Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK.
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