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On Friday, 7th September, Mr Tim Gardam, Principal of St Anne’s College, Oxford and a member of the Board of Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, will talk on: “UK Media and Press Regulation.”

The talk will take place on Friday, 7th September at Unit 38 Bayrocks, 1 Persiaran Tasik Timor, Sunway South Quay, 47000 Bandar Sunway (by kind permission of Ms. Elizabeth Lee).

The talk will be preceded by a light dinner hosted by Ms. Margaret Hall, President of the Society, in honour of the Principal of her own college.

  • 7.30pm        Dinner and mingle
  • 8.30pm        Talk by Mr Tim Gardam

There is no charge for this event.

Mr Gardam will reflect on the Leveson enquiry into the UK Media, and the questions over the freedom and responsibilities of the press, and also on the challenges to any form of regulation that come with the internet.

Within Ofcom, Mr Gardam chairs the Board that deals with content and standards regulation. However, he will not talk formally in this capacity and the Chatham House Rule will apply.  For details of The Chatham House Rule, CLICK HERE. Members will have the opportunity for questions and discussion following the talk.

Tim Gardam read English at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and is currently Principal of St Anne’s College, Oxford.

His career in broadcasting began as a BBC trainee in 1977. He went on to be editor of Newsnight, Timewatch and Panorama, and Head of Current Affairs Programmes for BBC Radio and Television. He was a senior executive at Channel 5 and at Channel 4, where he was Director of Programmes and Director of Television. In 2004 he was a member of the group appointed to review the BBC’s Royal Charter. He is a member of the Board of Ofcom, and, in the University, is Chair of the Voltaire Foundation and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. He is Deputy Chair of the Oxford Playhouse Trust.

Having left Channel 4 in 2003, he was attracted by the ‘commitment to intellectual emancipation enshrined in the beliefs of the remarkable women who founded St Anne’s’ and has set out to ensure those values of openness, opportunity and academic ambition characterize the modern college.  He is not only the first male Principal of St Anne’s but also the first Cambridge graduate to head the college.

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