OXFORD Brookes University has announced that it is to host the BBC politics show Question Time on Thursday, January 9.

The current affairs programme will be broadcast from the Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, in the Clerici Building on the University’s Headington Campus in Oxford.

The panellists taking part will be announced closer to the transmission date. Question Time panels are composed of high-profile politicians and significant figures from different sectors such as industry, media and entertainment.

Anyone who would like to join the Question Time audience in Oxford should apply by following a link on the Question Time website.

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The episode broadcast from Oxford Brookes University will reflect on the political agenda for the New Year and the run up to the Brexit deadline on 31 January 2020. It will also mark the first programme after the general election on December 12.

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Question Time, currently chaired by Fiona Bruce, has been running since 1979 and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Alongside a backdrop of one of the most contentious general elections in British political history, Oxford was recently declared to be the most ‘woke’ city in the UK - featuring the largest number of residents engaging with social and environmental issues.

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘woke’ as being ‘alert to injustice in society’, or ‘being aware or well-informed in a political or cultural sense’.

But the term has grown in popularity in recent years and now covers sustainability and environmental awareness, as well as socio-political issues.

This background sets the scene for a very lively TV debate, which will be screened at 10.35pm on BBC1.

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News broadcaster and Antiques Roadshow presenter Ms Bruce took over from David Dimbleby earlier this year following his 25 years at the helm. Visit bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000d2tl