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This year we are delighted to welcome as our lecturers Peter Hitchens, Daily Mail columnist and author, and Brian Paddick, former Deputy Assistant Commissioner.
The discussion will be wide-ranging, under the heading "Drug Laws in Britain - a waste of time, or an essential barrier to grave danger?" and there will be a question & answer session to follow the debate.
The lecture takes place on Wednesday 24th October at 6:30pm. Entry is £10 and guests arriving at 6:00pm can join us for a drink before the lecture, courtesy of Kaizo - an independent PR and digital agency that helps business and consumer brands thrive in today's economy.
Tom Olsen had a long career in journalism both in London and the provinces. He worked as reporter, leader-writer, editor and author. He had a great love of writing whether under his own name or the nom de plume John Morrell. He loved wine too and spent the last fifteen years of his life as the wine correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph.
Tom was an enthusiast for the Church of St Bride which during his time shared Fleet Street with the nation's press. When Tom died in 1987 it was felt that his memory should be perpetuated through a trust that bears his name. The aim of the Trust is to further the work of St Bride's.
Tom Olsen Lecture 2011
The 2011 lecture was given by Bob Satchwell - "Hacked off with the Media - an unholy alliance of Press, Police and Politicians?"
Tom Olsen Lecture 2010
The 2010 lecture was given by Dr Rowan Williams and Sir Simon Jenkins - "Prosperity and Morality".
Tom Olsen Lecture 2009
The 2010 lecture was given by Adam Boulton - "24 / 7 News - Free & Irresponsible?"