Monday, 14 May 2012

Cambridge Union Address

Addressing the Cambridge Union on May 9, 2012 (Pic, Press Association)

MY WARM thanks to the Cambridge Union Society for their invitation to address them on, "Tabloid Journalism - Crisis and Reform".

I enjoyed myself hugely and the standard of questioning afterwards showed how well informed the members are.

Thankyou too for the superb hospitality afterwards and for a fun evening.

The address is now available for all colleges and universities.

The 50 minute talk covers how the crisis unfolded and how tabloid journalism needs to radically reform in order to survive.

To book this talk, contact me on

Here is a small sample of reviews below:

"Astute predictions on the fate of the newspaper industry had the audience markedly engrossed. On the future of the British press, Thurlbeck’s predictions were particularly interesting and even provocative.” Natalie Gil, of Varsity.

"Mr Thurlbeck attracted a large audience at a time when students are under a lot of exam pressure and the reaction to the talk was extremely positive.” Ian Cooper, the Cambridge Union Society’s Head of Press.

“We were delighted to have Neville Thurlbeck address our members on Wednesday 9th May. His speech was incredibly topical.” Juan Zober de Francisco Rasheed, Events Officer, Cambridge Union Society.

"He was interesting on the future of the tabloid press from an economic perspective and responded to questions astutely.” Angus Dickson, a second year linguist.

@nthurlbeck just gave a brilliant talk @cambridgeunion. Very exciting (and topical) stuff. Press release soon! Cambridge Union spokesman on Twitter.
@OscarWGrut “Great interview w/ @nthurlbeck and great talk from him at the Union. He called for tabloid reform saying style and tone was 'antiquated'.” Oscar Williams-Grut of The Tab on Twitter.

And finally! @AdamCGray “@natalierosegil Damn it, definitely should have gone....” Undergraduate Adam Gray, on Twitter, who missed the address but read about it in the press the following day!

Outside the Cambridge Union (Pic, Press Association)

Neville Thurlbeck is the founder of TalentGB, an on-line directory of showreels of artistes of every genre 

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