• School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (map)
  • Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue
  • Cardiff, CF10 3NB
  • United Kingdom

Launch of the Tom Hopkinson Centre for Media History in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University.

The Centre’s name honours Sir Tom Hopkinson (1905-1990), a distinguished British journalist and founding director of the Centre for Journalism Studies at Cardiff University. Hopkinson’s professional achievements included his role as editor of Picture Post from 1940 to 1950, and later editorship of South Africa's Drum magazine. He was a steadfast advocate of socially responsible news reporting, with a lifelong passion for photojournalism.

Invited speakers include Amanda Hopkinson and John Hartley (both of whom are Distinguished Visiting Fellows with JOMEC), David Hurn (photojournalist) and Alan Hughes (archivist).

Veteran photojournalist Ian Berry of Magnum Photos who worked with Tom Hopkinson, giving the Nick Lewis Memorial Lecture in February 2016, hosted by Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Image © Brian Carroll

The Tom Hopkinson Centre for Media History brings together scholars, research students, journalists, photojournalists, documentary-makers, archivists, media activists and practitioners into an international, interdisciplinary network focusing on the evolution of media forms, practices, institutions and audiences within broader processes of societal change.

Free to attend. Further info on the JOMEC website

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lecture Theatre 0.53 / 

Cardiff University / Bute Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cathays Park
Cardiff, CF10 3NB


You can listen to Ffoton's exclusive interview with Ian Berry when he gave his 2016 lecture in Cardiff by clicking the button opposite