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Truth Telling and the Media

Saturday 28th November 2015

Truth Telling & the Media

The Las Casas Institute presents a day-long conference on the influence of traditional and new media in defining the discussion of political, economic, and social issues. The balance of information and analysis provided through both the traditional and the new media helps define and sometimes limit the range of approaches and solutions practically available in addressing the fundamental challenges facing society.

Opening remarks will be given by Timothy Radcliffe OP, Director of the Las Casas Institute. Professor Nicholas Boyle, Cambridge academic and Fellow of the British Academy, will address the role of the media in public life. Professor Boyle will look, in particular, at the influence of the media’s secular narrative on efforts to create a more truthful, just, and harmonious society. Edward Hadas, economics editor at Reuters Breakingviews, will explore the changing national and global media environment and its likely impact on raising standards of truthfulness, increasing diversity, and enhancing democracy.

A panel will respond to the presentations of these eminent speakers. Panelists will include Melanie McDonagh (Journalist–Evening Standard), Carmody Grey (Theologian and columnist–The Tablet), Paul Vallely (Visiting Professor in Public Ethics & Media at the University of Chester and papal biographer), and Bernadette Kehoe (Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Birmingham; formerly of the BBC).


Event Details

When: 10:00am – 4:15pm, Saturday, 28 November 2015.
            Reception to follow at Blackfriars Hall at 5:00 PM
Venue: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
             Park End Street, OX1 1HP, Oxford
Entry: Standard – £30. Concession – £15.
            Registration fee includes lunch and reception.

Booking & Information: [email protected]