Political commentator Andrew Marr is to deliver the annual Hugh Cudlipp Lecture, at the London College of Communication on January 23.
The event is to commemorate Hugh Cudlipp as a key figure in popular journalism between the 1930s and the 1980s.
The lecture is open to all, with media celebrities and star journalists mingling with students to hear Andrew’s comments – and to question him about them.
The first winner of the £500 Cudlipp Award for a student journalist will also be announced.
The lecture has been organised by the Hugh Cudlipp Trust and the London College of Communication which, until it became incorporated in the University of the Arts London, was the London College of Printing, a renowned centre of training and education in journalism and other media skills.
Hugh Cudlipp was born in Cardiff in 1913 and died in 1998 as Baron Cudlipp, a life peer.
The Trust was founded by his widow Jodi, a magazine editor in the Mirror stable of the 1960s. Family friend Margaret Allen, once assistant editor on The Times, became the Trust treasurer.
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