Celebrity Luncheon - Eve Pollard

Fri 20th April 2018 at 12.30 - 15.30

County Suite @ Park Inn Bedford. 3 - 4 course lunch Guest Speaker Eve Pollard (Lady Lloyd) - author, journalist and editor.

Friday April 20th 2018
  • Celebrity Luncheon
  • County Suite @ Park Inn Bedford.
  • 12.30 to 3.30pm (to be finalised)
  • 3 -4 course lunch
  • Guest Speaker Eve Pollard (Lady Lloyd) - author, journalist and editor.
  • Main charity beneficiary - Bedford Hospital Trust.
  • Raffle and other fund raising opportunities
  • Ticket price (to be advised). 

Evelyn Pollard, Lady Lloyd, OBE (born 25 December 1945 in London) is an English author, journalist and a former editor of several tabloid newspapers.

In her early years, Pollard (then known as Pollak) lived in Maida Vale, London, with her Jewish parents Izso and Martha and younger twin brothers, Peter and Ralph Pollak, who now live in Southern California. Her mother had left Austria in 1938 and her Hungarian father arrived with the Free French in 1940.

She attended an all-girls Catholic school in South London where she developed a love of journalism. Her career began at Honey magazine where she was the tea girl, eventually becoming fashion editor in 1967, moving to the Daily Mirror the following year.

She was the second female editor, in modern times, of a national newspaper in the UK, editing the Sunday Mirror from 1987 to 1991 and the Sunday Express from 1991 to 1994 (Wendy Henry, former editor of the News of the World and the Sunday People, was the first).

In 1985 she was launch editor-in-chief of ELLE magazine in the US and edited the Sunday magazine for the News of the World and You magazine for the Mail on Sunday. She has also worked in television as features editor of TV-am (1982–1983) and devised the series Frocks-on-the-Box for the ITV contractor TVS during the 1980s, a series which ran for two thirteen-part series. She has often appeared on radio and TV and was a regular participant in Through the Keyhole. In 2003 Pollard was a guest panellist on the award winning talk show Loose Women.

She has been a member of the Competition Commission’s Newspaper Takeover Panel, appointed in 1999. Her publications include Jackie, a biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1971), and she has jointly written four novels: Splash (1995), Best of Enemies (1996), Double Trouble (1997) and Unfinished Business (1998). She was set up in the Brass Eye episode "Science" in 1997. In 2007 she was writing a novel for publishers Harper Collins in the U.S.

Pollard was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours List for services to journalism. She married Barry Winkleman (born 1939) in Hendon, north London, in 1968. They have a daughter, TV presenter Claudia Winkleman. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1975. Pollard has, since 1979, been married to Nicholas Lloyd, a former editor of the Daily Express (1986–95); they have a son, Oliver.

She is a trustee of the women's health charity Wellbeing of Women.

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