Simon Jenkins – Keynote Speaker

Former editor of The Times of London

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Specialist Subjects

  • Politics
  • The Future of the Media
  • The new world order after Bush
  • Morality in the credit crunch


  • English


Simon Jenkins is a journalist and author. Previously, Jenkins wrote a column twice weekly for the Guardian and weekly for the Sunday Times, as well as broadcasting for the BBC.
Even before that he used to write columns for the Times and the London Evening Standard, both of which newspapers he edited.

He is chairman of the National Trust since november 2008. He continues writing columns for both The Guardian and London’s Evening Standard.

His career began on Country Life magazine and continued on the Times Educational Supplement, the Economist (political editor) and the Sunday Times (books editor). He served on the board of British Rail and London Transport in the 80s and was deputy chairman of English Heritage and a Millennium Commissioner. He was Journalist of the Year in 1988 and Columnist of the Year in 1993.

His books include works on London architecture, the press and politics and, more recently, England’s Thousand Best Churches (1999) and Thousand Best Houses (2003).

Simon Jenkins was knighted in 2004 for services to journalism.

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