Current Events

The Department of Media and Communications holds numerous special events throughout the year, as well as regular seminar series. All our events are well attended; attendees should therefore show up early to be certain to get access to public lectures and seminars. 


PhD Symposium 2015

Friday 19 June | 9-6pm | Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Submissions are now open for the Department of Media and Communications' annual PhD Symposium. This year's theme is Struggle and Resistance in Media and Communications: Structure versus Agency? with Associate Professor Dr Bart Cammaerts giving the keynote.

Voices of Malaya

The Political Screen Conference 2015

19-20 June 2015 | University College London

This two-day International conference co-organized by LSE and UCL under the aegis of the London Screen Studies group brings together leading scholars from around the world to examine the complex intertwined histories of global political economy and screen media. Panels and papers address the politics of production, distribution, representation, and exhibition of film, television, and contemporary digital media. The conference is also a forum for considering the practices of a broadly configured screen studies and its utility to the urgent necessity of political and economic transformation. 


David Wolfe QC: What Makes a Good Self Regulator of the Press? Interpreting the Royal Charter on Press Regulation

Followed by a panel discussion chaired by Damian Tambini

9 June, 5.30pm,Room LG.03,New Academic Building

Press regulation is an ongoing issue for the UK, two and a half years after the Leveson report called for reform, in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal which led to the closure of the News of the World. This debate marks the first of a series of public consultation events across the UK to develop the standards and processes the Panel should use in considering whether applications for recognition from potential regulators meet the criteria set out by the Leveson report.  David Wolfe and the panel will discuss the essential criteria for effective self-regulation of the press, and priorities going forward.

 Attendance is free but space is limited: please register here:


Davide Morisi