"No one is hankering for a world where we should accept media and take truth as handed down to us. Such a world is fundamentally undesirable."

Alan Rusbridger is a world-renowned journalist, former principal of Lady Margaret Hall and former editor- in-chief of The Guardian. Alan's time in command of The Guardian saw the publication of many groundbreaking stories, including the Wikileaks documents, the phone hacking scandal and various challenges to press freedom. The Guardian was co-awarded a Pulitzer prize for the Wikileaks story.

Since leaving The Guardian, he has been appointed a member of Facebook's oversight board, a fellow of several universities and he has written several books.

"Alan Rusbridger in many ways exemplified the important political role journalists play... as Hannah Arendt puts it in Truth and Politics, truth-tellers." Oxford Political Review