Alan Rusbridger, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, former editor of The Guardian, will discuss his views on the future of journalism.
Rusbridger’s career began on the Cambridge Evening News, where he trained as a reporter before first joining the Guardian in 1979. The paper was nominated newspaper of the year five times between 1996 and 2014. Rusbridger has been named editor of the year three times. He has won the Liberty Human Rights Award, the European Press Prize and the Ortega y Gasset award and has been honoured by CUNY, Columbia, Oslo and Syracuse Universities.
A keen amateur pianist and clarinettist, Rusbridger has been chair of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Photographers' Gallery in London. He wrote the book Play it Again, about learning an impossibly difficult piece of Chopin in the middle of journalistic storms. He is the author of three children's books, published by Penguin and the co-author, with Ronan Bennett, of the two-part BBC One drama, Fields of Gold. Additionally, he has written a full-length animation film script and a play about Beethoven.