Trinity 2018 Term Card

All events held Wednesday 7-8pm, Paul Oster Room, Lady Margaret Hall
unless otherwise specified.
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We are delighted to welcome the revered Channel 4 News broadcaster and journalist Jon Snow to launch the OUMS. Join us for a discussion with Jon and our Senior Member and former editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger.

Jon Snow joined ITN in 1976 and became Washington Correspondent in 1984. Since then, he has travelled the world to cover the news – from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela, to Barack Obama's inauguration and the earthquake in Haiti. His many awards include the Richard Dimbleby Bafta award for Best Factual Contribution to Television (2005), and Royal Television Society awards for Journalist of the Year (2006) and Presenter of the Year (2009).

5:30pm, Friday, 27 April 2018 (Wk 1)
Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall

A drinks reception will follow the event.

Week 2:
Dara Nasr, Managing Director of Twitter UK

Dara Nasr is the Managing Director of Twitter UK, having previously been its Sales Director. Mr Nasr has had experience working in the TV and tech world with companies including Eurosport and Google. As we see the increasing influence of new media and changing ways in which we receive information, this event is certainly relevant and important in 2018.

7pm, Wednesday 2nd May, Old Library, Lady Margaret Hall

*** Please note this will be held at a different location to our regular events.


Week 3:
Simon Lewis OBE, Former Communications Secretary to The Queen

Simon Lewis is the chief executive of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe. He was formerly Director of Communications for the former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and previously held this position for the Queen, Vodafone, and Centrica. Mr Lewis is on the cutting-edge of modern communication via the media.

7pm, Wednesday 9th May


Week 4:
Ed Williams, CEO Edelman UK

Ed Williams is CEO of Edelman UK, and Vice Chairman of Edelman Europe, a leading global communications marketing firm. He previously held senior corporate positions in the BBC and Reuters. As a key figure in one of the biggest public relation companies in the world, when the art of crafting images and receiving information through the media is discussed, one does not have to look further than Mr Williams for an expert analysis.

7pm, Wednesday 16th May


Week 5:
Mary Hockaday, Controller of BBC World Service

Mary Hockaday became Controller of the BBC World Service English in October 2014. In a distinguished career at the BBC she has led teams in global and UK radio, television and digital journalism. She is responsible for the editorial strategy of World Service English and for the commissioning and scheduling of World Service English from BBC News.

7pm, Wednesday 23rd May


Week 6:
Farrah Storr, Editor of Cosmopolitan

Farrah Storr is the editor of Cosmpolitan magazine, which was first published and distributed in 1886 in the United States as a family magazine. Ms Storr will provide a great insight into the production and content of a female magazine, not only because of her current role but due to her experience with other magazines in the industry.

7pm, Wednesday 30th May


Week 7:
Robin Elias, Managing Editor of ITV News

Robin Elias is responsible for news programmes on ITV1 and ITV News Channel, in addition to planning and running coverage of major fixed events, such as general elections. As many questions are asked of the future of television news, what better person to ask than a professional at the heart of the broadcasting in Britain.

Tickets available here.

7pm, Wednesday 6th June


Week 8:
Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director of BBC Wales

For our last event of term, Rhodri Talfan Davies joins the society to discuss a wide range of issues facing regional broadcasters. He is a member of the BBC's management board, and a former journalist and communications executive. His father, Geraint, was also controller of BBC Wales during the 1990s.

6pm, Wednesday 13th June
*** Please note that this event will be taking place at a different time and location to our regular events (6pm, Baring Room,  Trinity College)***