|President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge|
October 2015 - 2018
|Janet Todd OBE|
|Dame Madeleine Atkins|
10 September 1954
St Pancras, London, England
|Children||1 son and 2 daughters|
|Education||St Anne's College, Oxford|
She was educated at Rosebery Grammar School for Girls, a grammar school in Epsom, Surrey. She went on to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Anne's College, Oxford. She was a member of the Oxford University Broadcasting Society.
She has been a television news reporter and newspaper journalist, writing for the New Statesman and The Guardian. She specialises in the Labour Party, the media, politics, public services, trade unions and women's issues. She was broadly a supporter of Gordon Brown's government.
Having graduated from university, she spent two years, from 1979-81, as a trainee with the BBC. She was a producer and newsreader on Newsnight from 1981-84. Then, from 1984-86, she was a reporter on TV-am, and a producer and reporter on Channel 4. She moved to ITN in 1986, where she was a political correspondent. She then moved from television to journalism, and was political editor of the New Statesman from 2000 to 2002. Since 2002, she has been a columnist and political interviewer for The Guardian.
Janet Todd OBE
| President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
Dame Madeleine Atkins