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Director of Journalism, University of Oxford

John Lloyd is a contributing editor to the Financial Times, to which he contributes features, analysis, book reviews and a weekly column on UK TV in the Weekend FT. For the Financial Times, he has been Labour Editor, Industrial Editor, East European Editor and Moscow Bureau Chief. In 2003, he was the founding Editor of the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.

His other posts in journalism include spells as editor of Time Out; editor of the New Statesman; reporter for Independent Radio News; reporter for London Weekend’s London Programme and producer on London Weekend's Weekend World. His first job in journalism was as a copy boy on the Scottish Daily Mail: his first reporting experience was a year as a freelance reporter in Belfast in the early seventies.

He writes regularly for La Repubblica of Rome.

He has written many pamphlets and essays, and several books, including "Loss without Limit: the British Miners' Strike" (with Martin Adeney); "The Future of Work" (with Charles Leadbeater); "Birth of a Nation: an Anatomy of Russia"; and "What the Media are doing to our politics".

He is a supernumerary fellow of St Anne’s College and an associate member of Nuffield College, both Oxford. He is a visiting professor at City University, an associate of Demos, a member of the editorial board of Prospect and a member of the board of the Moscow School of Political Studies.

His awards for journalism include the British Press Award for Specialist Reporter of the Year, the Granada Award for Journalist of the Year and the David Watt Prize for outstanding journalism. He is married, has one son and lives in London.


  • 2006–present
    Director of Journalism, University of Oxford