Presentation to veteran member Peter Durrant

Posted by - October 10, 2016

Members gathered last week to make a special presentation to Peter Durrant to mark his contribution to the London Press Club. They were told of the veteran newspaperman’s early days in Fleet Street, where he started working in 1945 – aged 14 – as a Copy Boy/Messenger with the London Evening News at Carmelite House. Peter, who has been a member

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Save the Date: The 2017 Cudlipp Lecture

Posted by - September 14, 2016

The London Press Club is proud to announce that the 2017 Cudlipp Lecture will take place on Monday 6 March at the Museum of London.  Last year’s Cudlipp Lecture at the Museum’s lecture theatre was a sell-out. Mark the date in your diary now. More details to follow.

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Press coverage of ‘Surveillance State’ debate

Posted by - January 15, 2016

This week’s Stationers’/London Press Club/Society of Editors debate Press Freedom in a Surveillance State has sparked coverage in The Guardian and Press Gazette. A full house at Stationers’ Hall saw a panel comprised of Evening Standard home affairs editor Martin Bentham, Heather Brooke, the journalist who exposed the MPs expenses scandal, and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, discuss issues around

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February 11: Migrants, Terror and the Media

Posted by - January 15, 2016

Next month’s Polis and London Press Club debate Migrants, Terror and the Media: reporting and responsibilities on the front line is now sold out. Join the waiting list here. If you can’t join us on the evening you can follow the debate on Twitter with @LondonPressClub #PolisLPC. The debate, held in association with the Society of Editors and sponsored

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Journalists warned on “snoopers’ charter”

Posted by - January 12, 2016

Journalists should challenge threats of a “new snoopers’ charter” contained in the Government’s draft investigatory powers act, drawn up in part to fight terrorism, because it gives the State “a blank cheque” to spy on citizens and threatens investigative journalism. Heather Brooke, the journalist who exposed the MPs expenses scandal, and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty,

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Chairman’s new year message

Posted by - December 30, 2015

It’s been another tumultuous year for headlines … and I hope you agree it’s been a fairly big one for the London Press Club too. Security matters have dominated, whether through terrorism or the continuing UK political battles over Freedom of the Press. The Press Club has maintained its high profile during 2015 with events as

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Tributes paid to former London Press Club chairman Dennis Griffiths

Posted by - December 29, 2015

Update from London Press Club chairman Doug Wills: Details have now been confirmed for the funeral of former London Press Club chairman Dennis Griffiths. It will be held at 3.30pm on Wednesday 6 January at the South Oxfordshire Crematorium, Garford, Abingdon. OX13 5PA. I am delighted that tributes to Dennis have been covered on a number of web

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January 11: Press Freedom in a Surveillance State

Posted by - December 17, 2015

After two full-house events there in 2015 the London Press Club returns to Stationers’ Hall in January for a debate in partnership with the Stationers’ and Newspaper Makers examining the arguments over Freedom of the Press against the need for surveillance and access by investigators into emails. On Monday January 11, Guardian columnist Roy Greenslade chairs Press Freedom

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Press reaction to Hugh Cudlipp partnership

Posted by - December 16, 2015

Yesterday it was announced that the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture is to return to what Cudlipp Trust chair Margaret Allen referred to as its “natural home”, the London Press Club. It was  also revealed that Kevin Maguire would deliver the 2016 lecture at the Museum of London, following previous speakers including Paul Dacre, Harold Evans, Michael

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London Press Club in Hugh Cudlipp Lecture and Student Award partnership

Posted by - December 15, 2015

A new partnership announced today sees the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture return to its original host the London Press Club – with Kevin Maguire confirmed as the speaker for 2016. Established in 1999, the annual Cudlipp Lecture was created and named in memory of the late Lord Cudlipp, the former editorial director of the Daily Mirror

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