Details of the 2019 Geddes masterclass released

The 2019 Geddes masterclass

The Geddes Trust, which will award £6,500 worth of journalism prizes to Oxford students in late Hilary, is hosting an evening for students interested in journalism.


Where: St Edmund Hall

When: Friday 25th January at 6.30pm

How do I sign up? Email gillian.powell@seh.ox.ac.uk.  Places are VERY LIMITED so email without delay.


The format of the evening is as follows:


Getting into journalism panel

Recent winners of The Geddes Prizes now working at The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, the New York Times and BBC Newsnight give their advice on how to break into journalism.


How Not To Get Sued, with Charlotte Harris Charlotte Harris, one of the leading libel solicitors in the country and a partner at Kingsley Napley will give a workshop on how not to get sued, and dealing with sources and staying on the right side of the law.  Charlotte’s client base includes MPs, celebrities, PR experts, sports agents, sports people and other individuals subject to media attention.  The Geddes Trust is honoured to host her in Oxford.

Schmoozing and boozing

In the greatest traditions of journalistic events, there will be free wine (and soft drinks) and nibbles.  Schmooze with the Geddes Trustees, former winners and panellists for tips on entering this year's prizes and further tips on the best ways to network your way to a job in journalism.


This is an event not to be missed, but places are VERY LIMITED, so email gillian.powell@seh.ox.ac.uk to reserve your place as soon as possible.  First come, first served.  You do not have to be involved with student journalism to take part.

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