The James Cameron Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Clive Myrie. This is the rescheduled event from March 2022.
Clive Myrie is a Presenter and the BBC’s Chief Correspondent. He’s covered some of the most important news stories of the last 30 years including the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s reported on every US Presidential election since 1996, and has been the BBC’s Asia, Africa, Washington and Europe Correspondent. He’s the winner of several awards including four from the Royal Television Society. He has honorary degrees from the University of Sussex and the University of Staffordshire. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Television Society. In his spare time, he hosts a quiz show.
James Cameron Memorial Lecture
The James Cameron Memorial Lecture is given every year in memory of prominent British journalist James Cameron. The lecture has previously been delivered by a distinguished group of speakers including Ben Bradlee, Michael Grade, Alan Rusbridger, Tony Benn, Greg Dyke, Sir Max Hastings and more recently, Lyse Doucet, Christine Ockrent, Jeremy Bowen, Robert Peston, Gary Younge, Gideon Rachman and Isabel Hilton.
The Eric Robins Prize is awarded to a recent graduate in Eric’s memory before the Cameron Lecture each year, to recognise outstanding journalism demonstrating original reporting, professionalism and initiative.
While working as a journalist for the Daily Mirror, Eric Robins was placed with the Army Intelligence Corps during the Second World War. This meant that, at the end of the war, he covered the Nuremberg trials.
He later moved to Africa and worked for many years as a feature writer for a number of international newspapers and, from the early 1960s to 1979, was a correspondent for the Time-Life news service, covering many African countries.
Deported from Rhodesia shortly after UDI (unilateral declaration of independence) because the ruling regime didn't like Time's reports, he moved to Nairobi, Kenya.
The prize has been generously donated by Eric's widow Marion Kaplan.
Please note, this event will take place in person only.