Evan Davis

Diversity Role Models: Evan Davis

Thursday 16 February 2023, 17:30-18:30 - Worcester College

Join Worcester College Provost, David Isaac CBE, in conversation with Evan Davis.


Evan Davis is the presenter of PM, the news and current affairs programme that airs on BBC Radio 4, as well as weekly business discussion programme the Bottom Line. Before taking up that role in November 2018, he was the main presenter of BBC2’s Newsnight and previously worked on Radio 4's Today programme. He is also well-known as the presenter of the BBC2 business reality show Dragons Den. Prior to the Today programme he was the Economics Editor of the BBC, the most senior economics reporter in the corporation.

Before joining the BBC in 1993, Davis was an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and at the London Business School. He has written numerous papers, articles and newspaper and magazine columns as well as the book, Public Spending (published by Penguin in 1998). He is also a co-author of the Penguin Dictionary of Economics and the New Penguin Dictionary of Business. His latest book is called Post Truth: Why we have reached Peak Bullshit and what we can do about it. In 2017, he was the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) News Presenter of the Year. In 2015, he was Attitude magazine’s Man of the Year.

Worcester College's Diversity Role Models series sees inspirational leaders from diverse backgrounds discuss their careers, motivations and advice. Each event takes the form of a conversation with Worcester Provost David Isaac CBE, a former Chair of Stonewall and the Equality & Human Rights Commission.

Photo: Oscar Webb