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James Cameron Memorial Lecture

The 2016 James Cameron Memorial Lecture

This year's lecture was given by Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times on Wednesday 19th October 2016. The topic of this lecture was Foreign reporting in the age of globalisation.

Read our coverage of the event or view the video below

Find out more about Gideon's work at the Financial Times.

The James Cameron Memorial Lecture series and award

When James Cameron died in 1985, a Trust was set up in his memory to award an annual prize to a journalist whose work in the previous year had been "in the Cameron tradition". An annual memorial lecture was also established.

In the following 30 years, Cameron Award winners have included Michael Buerk, John Simpson, Bridget Kendall, Fergal Keane, Lindsay Hilsum and Gary Younge.

The James Cameron Memorial Lecture has been delivered by a distinguished group of speakers including Ben Bradlee, Michael Grade, Alan Rusbridger, Tony Benn, Greg Dyke and Sir Max Hastings.

The 2017 James Cameron Memorial Lecture

On 1st November 2017, this year’s Cameron lecture will be delivered by the BBC’s chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, exploring the challenges confronting journalism in a world saturated by social media.

Best known recently for her outstanding reporting of the conflict in Syria, Lyse Doucet has been reporting on major stories of our time for the past thirty years. Before joining the BBC's team of presenters in 1999, Lyse spent 15 years as a BBC foreign correspondent with postings in Jerusalem, Amman, Tehran, Islamabad, Kabul and Abidjan.

The lecture is free to attend, spaces are limited and places must be booked in advance. Book now.

The lecture will be followed by a reception for all guests.