3 Mar 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm LG18 Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site


Free and open to all. No registration required.

Emily Bell, the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media 2015-16, will be in conversation with Professor Mary Beard (University of Cambridge). They will discuss issues on the theme of Facebook Eating the World.


Other events in this series

Wednesday 2 March Open Lecture: The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism

Friday 4 March Facebook Eating the World: Concluding Symposium

Emily Bell is also participating in the Women of the World Festival on Saturday 5 March. In the session Seen and not Heard  Emily will give a talk entitled 'New Media, Old Problems’.


The events are funded by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust with the support of a series of generous benefactors.

For administrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska.



'Facebook Burnout' is licensed under the following Creative Commons license: CC BY 2.0. The image was created by StartBloggingOnline.com.

About the Professorship

The Humanitas Chair in Media has been made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

At a time when new forms of communication, and in particular social media, are being used as tools for revolution and revolt, the Humanitas Chair in Media will address the intertwined issues of journalism, freedom and democracy in what is an increasingly digital age. Visiting Professors in the fields of social sciences and humanities will explore the impact of the internet and new technologies as well as new media’s relationship to more traditional forms.

Previous Humanitas Visiting Professors in Media

2013-14 Alastair Campbell (writer, communicator and strategist)
2012-13: Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman, Google)
2011-12: Manuel Castells (University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles) 2010-11: Mathias Döpfner (CEO Axel Springer)

Standing Committee

John Thompson (Sociology)
Allègre Hadida (Judge Business School)
John Naughton (Wolfson College) 
Anne Alexander (CRASSH/POLIS)

Hosting College

St John's College

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