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The Lecture commemorates Philip Geddes, who studied at St Edmund Hall and was a journalist of considerable promise. After graduating he joined the staff of the London Evening Standard, then moved to the staff of the Daily Express. In December 1983 he was in Harrods, the Knightsbridge store, when orders were issued for the building to be evacuated. Realising there was a story to be had, he went to investigate. He was killed by the blast from a bomb planted by the IRA. Philip Geddes was just 24. The Geddes Memorial Lecture is a chance for student journalists to meet prominent figures in the media world, and to hear their views on the state of journalism today.

The Geddes Memorial Lectures Oxford University

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The Lecture commemorates Philip Geddes, who studied at St Edmund Hall and was a journalist of considerable promise. After graduating he joined the staff of the London Evening Standard, then moved to the staff of the Daily Express. In December 1983 he was in Harrods, the Knightsbridge store, when orders were issued for the building to be evacuated. Realising there was a story to be had, he went to investigate. He was killed by the blast from a bomb planted by the IRA. Philip Geddes was just 24. The Geddes Memorial Lecture is a chance for student journalists to meet prominent figures in the media world, and to hear their views on the state of journalism today.

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    Ian Hislop - Editor, Private Eye, in conversation with Helen Lewis, Deputy Editor, New Statesman

    Ian Hislop - Editor, Private Eye, in conversation with Helen Lewis, Deputy Editor, New Statesman

    In a change from the usual format the 2017 Geddes Lecture features Ian Hislop in conversation with Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman. Held on 3rd March 2017. Ian Hislop was a contemporary of Philip Geddes at Oxford. He edited the satirical magazine Passing Wind before graduating from Magdalen College in 1981. Upon leaving Oxford he began working for Private Eye and was appointed its editor just five years later.
    Since the show first aired in 1990 he has been one of the team captains on the satirical news quiz Have I Got News For You. He has also presented numerous documentaries for the BBC both on television and radio.​
    Helen Lewis won the Geddes Prize in 2004. She has been deputy editor of the New Statesman since 2012. Their conversation will be followed by a Q&A.

    • 37 min
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    Breaking into the Boys' Club: Why British Politics Needs More Women

    Breaking into the Boys' Club: Why British Politics Needs More Women

    With Westminister lobby journalism dominated by men, Anushka Asthana sheds light on what it takes for a woman to succeed in modern journalism. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 35 min

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