EX-ENGLAND international football star John Barnes will be put in the hotseat during an in-conversation event at the University of Winchester.

He will share his experiences of playing top flight football, including 10 years with Liverpool and 79 caps for England, and of his managing career, including time with the Jamaican national team.

John is widely regarded as among the most talented players to wear an England shirt.

He was twice voted Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year and was voted the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year in 1988.

Since his playing days, the midfielder has worked as a commentator and pundit for a number of TV companies, and has appeared on a variety of TV programmes including Who Do You Think You Are? and Strictly Come Dancing.

As a Jamaican born Englishman, John has tackled racism throughout his career and he will share his insights into the causes and effects of racism in sport and society.

The talk on February 26 will be held with Angus Scott, sport broadcaster and journalist, who also gives lectures part time at the University of Winchester on the Journalism courses.

It is free to attend but booking is essential, and will be held in The Stripe Theatre in King Alfred Quarter, Sparkford Road in the university grounds.

Doors will open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Tickets are fully booked, but to join the returns waiting list, visit www.winchester.ac.uk, or call 01962 827632.