The Barclay Dynasty

Jane Martinson
Victoria Hall / Online
28 Nov 2023 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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The Barclay Dynasty: a Story of Survival, Secrecy and Succession

Jane Martinson is a former media and women’s editor and head of media at the Guardian, and is now professor of financial journalism at City University.

She’s just published a fascinating and thoroughly researched book about the Barclay twins – the highly secretive brothers who bought the Telegraph titles in 2004, and whose families later had a bitter falling out. The twins came from an impoverished background, but built up a massive business worth, at one stage, £7 billion.

The book is You May Never See Us Again. The Barclay Dynasty: A Story of Survival, Secrecy and Succession, described by one reviewer as ‘a tour de force – on how power and money can be gained, and how easily it can be lost’.

Jane will talk about her book, the problems faced by investigative journalists, and provide insight into the current auction for the Telegraph newspapers and the Spectator magazine, and what it says about newspaper and media ownership in the UK.

Members: Free, Online or Victoria Hall (please book online only)
Guests: £10, Online or Victoria Hall (you will be admitted to the Hall at 7.50pm if there is room)
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