Programme 2011

Society of Editors, Annual Conference Runnymede
November 13, 14, 15th


Magna Carta II: A Modern Media Charter

Sunday November 13
4.00 pm:  Registration
5.30 pm: Society of Editors Annual General Meeting
6.30 pm: Welcome reception
7.00 pm: Society of Editors Lecture
Lord Patten of Barnes 
– Chairman of BBC Trust
8.00 pm: Buffet reception
Monday November 14
8.00 am:  Breakfast
9.00 am:  Welcome: Why we need a new Magna Carta
Robin Esser 
– President, Society of Editors
9.10 am: A Press fit for the public
An all-day debate facilitated by Steve Hewlett
of BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show
  Phase One: The diagnosis – What needs fixing?
10.45 am: Coffee
11.00 am: Phase Two: The three-legged stool – privacy, libel and regulation
12.15 pm: Keynote address – Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC, MP
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
1.00 pm: Buffet Lunch
2.30 pm: Phase Three: Does anyone do it better?
3.30 pm: Presentation of ‘NCTJ Awards for Excellence’ and Tea
4.00 pm: Phase Four: The way forward
5.15 pm: Session close
7.30pm: Drinks Reception
8.00pm: Annual Gala Dinner                                                            Black tie
Welcome from Dianne Thompson – Chief Executive, Camelot
Rt Hon Dominic Grieve, MP – Attorney General
11.00 pm: Late bar