The London Press Club

The Club provides opportunities for journalists and others interested in the media to meet and learn of new developments, debate the latest issues and explore our collective past as communicators. Our events are many and varied, from the purely social, such as our annual ball and our monthly drinks, to discussions on matters of importance not only to journalism, but to the furtherance and protection of free speech throughout the world.

We welcome as members past and present journalists, journalism students, printers, designers, cartoonists, producers and corporate communicators.

Our history

The London Press Club can trace its origins back to 28 October 1882 when George Augustus Sala, a prominent journalist, illustrator and cartoonist of his day, presided over the inaugural dinner at Anderton’s Hotel, Fleet Street. Many distinguished figures have been involved with the Club – a list of past officers is available here.

For much of its history, the London Press Club occupied premises in Wine Office Court, off Fleet Street, but this ended in 1986 when financial pressures caused the Club to reconstitute. It now organises networking and other events to journalists and others interested in the media in various locations around London.

Our Directors

Adam Cannon

Adam Cannon

Hon Secretary

Adam is the Legal Director of The Sun. He is a former Editorial Legal Director at the Telegraph Media Group and Group Legal advisor at Associated Newspapers. He was called to the bar in 1997. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Media Law Resource Centre and the Jewish News newspaper. He is a director of the British Israel communication group, and sits on the executive of the Conservative Friends of Israel. He is a governor of JFS school and also a previous President of the Cambridge Union

 

Richard Dymond

Richard Dymond

Hon Treasurer

Richard is a freelance communicator who became Club Treasurer in 2005. A graduate of Queens’ University of Belfast, he trained as a journalist at the Institution of Electrical Engineers before working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and British Gas (later Centrica). He is a Member of the CIPR and a Fellow of the RSA.

Christopher Wyld

Christopher Wyld

Director

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