A WiJ seminar: Mothers in journalism – how to hack  it 

In an honest and open discussion, working mums will share the pleasures and pitfalls of combining parenthood with a career in an ever-changing industry. Our top-flight panel will include single mums and new mums, full time high-flyers, freelances, and a grandmother.  Whether you are contemplating having a baby or looking back on your career and wondering if you made the right decisions, join us for an informative evening – and no doubt some highly entertaining stories.

Generously hosted by Good Housekeeping at their state of the art new Cookery School and Dining Room in central London, the evening includes networking drinks and canapés. GH editorial director (and former WIJ chair) Lindsay Nicholson will chair, and her panel will  include Sunday Times editorial director and current WIJ chair Eleanor Mills, Bryony Gordon from the Telegraph, Sue Ellicott (freelance) and Angela Neustatter, journalist and author of more than ten books including A Home for the Heart – 11 ideas to balance your life.

WHEN: March 24, 2015

WHERE: Good Housekeeping Institute, 21-25 St Anne’s Court, London, W1F 0BJ

TIME: 6.30pm start . Panel 7.15pm -  8.30pm. Followed by drinks . Ends 9.00pm

Priority Booking for WiJ members : ends February 13 £10 plus booking fee


WiJ members are invited to: Journalists’ Charity and London Press Club election debate

WHEN: Thursday, 5 March 2015 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT). Panel starts at 19.00

WHERE: Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT

‘Election 2015: Can it still be the Sun wot wins it?’: With this year’s General Election set to be one of the closest in recent times and circulations having fallen significantly since that famous 1992 headline, what impact will newspapers have on the result?

Join our panel that includes Peter Kellner, Trevor Kavanagh, Rachel Sylvester, Anushka.Asthana  and chaired by ITV’s Tom Bradby

All proceeds to the Journalists’ Charity.   Includes a glass of wine on arrival. Ticket prices includes the eventbrite booking fee.

WiJ/ JC/ LPC : £10. Non members £15. Students £5

And afterwards at the Reunion Bar, Guoman Grosvenor ( pay bar)



Wednesday, February 4th at the Oliver Thomson theatre, City University EC1 with Freedom of Information at ten – Freedom fighting or just lazy journalism? Chaired by Roy Greenslade and with Chris Graham, FOI Commissioner and Heather Brooke who broke the MP’s expenses.

Book your ticket here before it’s too late.

On Tuesday, February 24th the award winning political journalist and BBC documentary film maker Michael Cockerell is ‘In Conversation’ with the Guardian’s political correspondent Jackie Ashley about his latest programme  ‘Inside the House of Commons’ – At The Groucho Club

On Wednesday, March 18th we’ll be back at the Groucho Club to discuss Damned if you don’t? Why journalists can’t afford to ignore religion, an in-depth discussion on the need for journalists to know and understand religious beliefs in today’s multicultural environment. Chaired by BBC presenter and author Ed Stourton. In association with The Stanford St Martin Trust.



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