Alan Rusbridger is the Principal of Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford. He also chairs the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and sits on the board of the Royal National Theatre in London. He was previously editor-in-chief of The Guardian from 1995 to 2015.
In 2014 he received the Right Livelihood Award in Stockholm, the European Press Prize and the Ortega y Gasset Award in Madrid.
He is currently writing a book about news - what it was; what it will be - and what the transition to digital felt like. He is the author of Play It Again: Why Amateurs Should Attempt the Impossible (2012), of three children’s books and, with Ronan Bennett, of a BBC drama entitled Fields of Gold.