Geddes Masterclass


Journalism career tips, legal advice and free wine

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

Places at this event are now all taken, but if you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email

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.

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

Where next?

Geddes Student Journalism Prizes

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Rebecca West Prize for Writing

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