Alan was editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media from 1995 to 2015 and is now editor of Prospect. He was also previously editor of Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University. Rusbridger's career began at the Cambridge Evening News, where he trained as a reporter before joining the Guardian in 1979.

Born in Zambia, he graduated in English from Magdalene College, Cambridge University in 1976. He was a visiting professor at Nuffield College, Oxford, and is a visiting professor of history at Queen Mary's College London and Cardiff University. He holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Lincoln, Oslo and Kingston. An amateur pianist and clarinettist, Rusbridger has been president of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the London Photographers' Gallery. He is the author of three children's books, published by Penguin. He co-authored, with Ronan Bennett, the two-part BBC One drama Fields of Gold.

He has also written the screenplay for a feature-length animated film and a play about Beethoven. His book Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why it Matters Now documents his decades of work in the news industry during a period of immense change. Alan is a member of the Oversight Board, which Facebook has set up to review a select number of high-profile content moderation cases. The Oversight Board has its own charter and staff and is funded by an independent trust fund.

Featured programmes and seminars

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    The main objective of this initiative is to develop the potential of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who have been accredited as "high ability".

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    The Rafael del Pino Foundation together with the Club de Científicos (Rafael del Pino Excellence Fellows) organise the FS2S: Translating today's research into tomorrow's solutions.

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