Thursday, 1 March 2012

Diamond Jubilee Seminar ‘The monarchy, the Commonwealth and the media’, 20 March 2012

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is pleased to announce the second seminar in its Diamond Jubilee Series: ‘The monarchy, the Commonwealth and the media’ will be held on 20 March 2012.

The shedding of media light on the mystery of the monarchy has sometimes been engineered and sometimes accidental – but always remorseless. Alongside the triumphs, there have been the dark days of the death of Princess Diana, ‘Annus Horribilis’, and the hacking of royal phones. This seminar asks: can the monarchy survive its dealings with the media – or is that relationship the secret of its survival? The panellists discussing the relationship between the monarchy and the media will be Charles Anson CVO (former Press Secretary to the Queen), Tom Corby MVO (former Court Correspondent of the Press Association), and Keshini Navaratnam (former BBC World TV presenter).

The seminar will take place on Tuesday 20 March at 5.30pm in The Senate Room, Senate House, Malet Street WC1E 7HU. All are welcome; the seminar is free to attend. Booking is essential as places are limited, please email

The Diamond Jubilee Seminar Series was launched by the Chancellor of the University of London, the Princess Royal, on 11 January 2012. The series, which marks the Diamond Jubilee Year by exploring the relationship between the monarchy and the Commonwealth, will run throughout 2012. Information on forthcoming seminars will be posted to the Institute’s events pages.

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