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Me and My Icons

17 of 34 nominations


Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Jeremy Vine heads back to his student days to nominate the majestic Durham Cathedral as his icon. He studied English at Durham University before starting his career in the media and the city has an established place in his heart.

“My icon of England is Durham Cathedral – just the most dramatic and wonderful building in the town where I spent three glorious years as a student.”

His years at Durham’s seat of learning have certainly paid off. After a high profile career in radio and TV, he’s just been appointed as the BBC’s new election night graphics presenter and will assume the role for the first time in May 2006 during coverage of the local government elections. He takes over the coveted job from Peter Snow.

“I think the ICONS idea is a great way of helping communities come together – reminding us of what we all share and how much we have in common,” he says.

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Durham Cathedral

Jeremy Vine

Radio and TV presenter

Jeremy Vine joined the BBC in 1987 as a news trainee and is best known for his work as presenter of 'Newsnight' and as host on Radio 2’s 'Jeremy Vine Show'. His award-winning report for 'Newsnight' in 1999 on South African police brutality led to the suspension of 22 police officers, and his Radio 2 slot won him the ‘Speech Broadcaster of the Year’ award in May 2005.