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40 Years of Journalism at City Celebration 

Thursday 9th February 2017, 18:30 - 23:00
Drapers’ Hall
Throgmorton Avenue

Please be advised that anyone not named on the guest list will not be granted entry on the night. You will not be able to pay at the door. This is a pre-booked event only.


Journalism at City began as a postgraduate department in 1976 and has developed some of the most respected Journalism courses in the country. City, University of London is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. To mark this incredible milestone in our department's history we are delighted to invite all Journalism alumni, students, current and former staff to an evening event at the astonishing Drapers' Hall.

We will have the pleasure of welcoming Dermot Murnaghan (PG Dip Journalism, 1984), Presenter for Sky News, who will act as Master of Ceremonies for the evening and will interview other distinguished Journalism alumni including Kamal Ahmed (PG Dip Newspaper Journalism, 1991), Samira Ahmed (PG Dip Journalism, 1990), Anushka Asthana (PG Dip Periodical Journalism, 2003), Caroline Faraj (MA International Journalism, 2000), Alex Graham (PG Dip Journalism, 1978), Helen Lewis (PG Dip Newspaper Journalism, 2005), Jane Martinson (PG Dip Newspaper Journalism, 1991) and Sally Shelford (PG Dip Periodical Journalism, 2000). 

(From left to right Dermot Murnaghan, Kamal Ahmed, Samira Ahmed, Anushka Asthana, Caroline Faraj, Helen Lewis,  Jane Martinson, Sally Shelford, Alex Graham)

We will also share the latest news from the department.

Price: £20 per person and include a buffet and a welcome drink. The evening will start with a drinks reception, followed by a discussion and will round up with networking accompanied by live music. 


18:30 – 20:00 Registration, welcome drinks and canapés at the Court Dining Room and the Drawing Room
20:00  21:00 Networking at the Livery Hall accompanied by live music
21:00 – 21:10 Welcome speech
21:10 – 21:40 Interview with distinguished Journalism alumni
21:40 – 23:00 Further networking 

Dress Code

The dress code for this event is smart casual. 

We are very much looking forward to seeing you on the 9th February.

Please share the details of this event with any of your fellow alumni to ensure that no one misses the opportunity to attend what promises to be a great event.

Please note that in attending this event you are agreeing to our event terms and conditions.

Please note there are 2 entrances to Drapers' Hall. Please see the map provided to ensure you use the correct entrance. If you have any questions about the event, please email

There will be a photo booth for guests to enjoy courtesy of Showtime Photo Booth. Check out their sister company La Fontaine de Chocolat for chocolate fountain hire in London.

If you are a current student and would like to register for the event, please email us at

(Image credit: Dermot, Kamal, Samira, Anushka, Caroline, Tony, Helen, Jane,  Sally, Alex)

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