Tuesday 21 September 2021
Savile Club, 69
Brook Street, London W1K 4ER
7.00 for 7.30pm Lounge suit £72
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Frances Cairncross DBE, FRSE, FAcSS
Frances Cairncross DBE, FRSE, FAcSS, has had a distinguished career
as a journalist, editor, academic, author and government advisor.
She is a graduate of St Anne’s College, Oxford and Brown University,
Early in her career she was a
journalist - for much of that time an economics commentator and
later running the Women’s Page for the Guardian. This was followed
by 20 years at The Economist as a writer on environment, media and
corporate management followed by senior editorial roles there.
She has published internationally on
economics, business and the effect of the global communications
revolution on society and economics.
She has chaired numerous organisations
including the Economic and Social Research Council. For 10 years
until 2014 Dame Frances was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford and
since 2015 has been Chair of the Court of Heriot-Watt University.
In 2018 she was asked by the then
government to chair a review into the sustainability of high quality
journalism. The Cairncross Review was published in 2019.
Dame Frances has been awarded numerous
honorary degrees, including one from Trinity College Dublin (2005)