John Lloyd is a journalist, presently contributing editor to the Financial Times, where he has been Labour Editor, Industrial editor, East European Editor and Moscow Bureau Chief. In 2006 he co-founded the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. He is director of the Axess Programme on Journalism and Democracy.<p>

Lloyd is a member of the editorial board of Prospect, the advisory board of the Moscow School of Political Studies and is a columnist for La Repubblica of Rome. He has won awards for journalism, including Specialist Writer of the Year in the British Press Awards and Journalist of the Year in the Granada What the Papers Say Awards.<p>

His books include Loss without Limit: the British Miners’ Strike (with Martin Adeney,1985); Rebirth of a Nation: an Anatomy of Russia (1998) and Whatthe media are doing to our Politics (2004).<p>

The event will be chaired by Prof Peter Oppenheimer and followed by a drinks reception