Autumn programme announced

Events range from the glittering annual Press Ball at the spectacular surroundings of the V&A Museum to a debate about journalism on the frontline of war zones under threat.

Other dates for your diary include visits to the offices of The Independent for a Q&A and to the Corinthia Hotel for a social evening and a forum on how far can technology go.

Book your place now for:

The Press Ball, Thursday 13 October. The London Press Club Ball is back at the stunning surroundings of London’s V&A Museum in aid of The Journalists Charity after last year’s outstanding success which raised £30,000 for The Journalists’ Charity.
Ticket/table prices include a champagne reception, a fabulous three-course meal with wine plus entertainment and a celebrity auction with spectacular prizes to help raise funds for The Journalists’ Charity. For tickets e-mail: bookings@thepressball.com or call 0845 450 4195.

Technology: How far can it go? Monday 19 September, 6.30pm.
The Press Club’s monthly social gathering at The Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall Place is back after the summer with this thought-provoking evening. Pioneering work on artificial intelligence will be explored along with an insight into what areas will benefit from increasingly smart technology. Chief technology officer Toby Simpson of global learning company Ososim will lead the discussion. Simpson previously worked with artificial intelligence company DeepMind, which was acquired by Google in 2014. He will talk about biologically inspired intelligence, digital genetics and other aspects of machine intelligence.
Save the date: The October Corinthia event will be on Monday 24 October. Keep watch for details.

Q&A with The Independent’s digital editor. Tuesday 20 September. 6.30pm. The London Press Club’s “meet the editor” Q&A receptions continue when editor Christian Broughton will talk about how The Independent has developed since it’s move to digital-only publishing six months ago and what the future holds. At The Independent’s offices in Northcliffe House, Kensington. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-press-club-meet-the-independent-online-tickets-27403601911

First Tuesday 4 October from 6.30pm. The Press Club’s popular gathering at the Frontline Club returns after a summer break. A special presentation will be made to stalwart Press Club secretary Peter Durrant.

An endangered species: The Foreign Correspondent, Tuesday 1 November. The Press Club’s First Tuesday gatherings at The Frontline Club, Paddington, storm back after a summer break with a major debate. In conjunction with the Frontline Club and Index on Censorship, the debate with leading journalists will examine the changing role of the foreign correspondent when risks have never been greater while budgets from publishers are ever tighter. Is less foreign news now gathered by traditional foreign correspondents posted abroad, and more by local nationals who were born and raised in the country they report on? What new models of foreign reporting are emerging alongside new information-gathering technologies? An expert panel of leading journalists who report from conflict zones will probe the future role of the foreign correspondent. Book here:
http://www.frontlineclub.com/london-press-club-and-index-on-censorship-present-redefining-foreign-correspondence/

Save the Date: The 2017 Cudlipp Lecture with the support of the London Press Club will be on Monday 6 March at the Museum of London. Last year’s Cudlipp Lecture at the London Museum’s lecture theatre was a sell-out. Mark the date in your diary now. More details to follow.

Other dates to look out for:
The London Grill Club speakers: Freddie Forsyth 13 September, Jamie Reed MP 18 October, Margaret Hodge 28 November. All 12.15 for 12.45. Tickets £25. To book email davidselves@selvesgroup.co.uk

Richard Dymond

Honorary Treasurer and Director of the London Press Club and the London Press Club Ball.

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