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Journalist and campaigner, Lois Hainsworth was the first-ever woman President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists. Her 89 years were full of grace, style, adventure and activism. Born between the World Wars into an entrepreneurial family from Nottinghamshire, Lois was of the generation that endured the blitz in London and …

Along with General Secretary and Chief Executive Dominic Cooper, I attended the Funeral Ceremony for Past President Lois Hainsworth in October at the Chapel of the More Hall Convent near Stroud.  After the death of her husband, Philip, who some will remember from the highly successful first Gibraltar Conference in …

It is hard not to have some sympathy for those who believe that by merging three of the Institute’s charity funds into one substantial, financially robust organisation, there are savings for the CIoJ as a whole and benefits for members in particular. Administration costs would be reduced and a larger …
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by Keith McDowall, published by Melrose Books, 385pp, £16.99 When I joined the Government Information Service (GIS in 1964, Keith McDowall was the Daily Mail’s Industrial Editor.  I first came across him when I was working in the Press Office of the newly formed Ministry of Technology the following year.  …
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The dozen or so Institute members who chose to visit England’s largest vineyard were blessed with one of the rare vibrant summer days this year. In some fields the leaves were just sprouting after state of the art pruning and others were to follow shortly. Obviously, the owners of Denbies …
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All members are welcome to attend the Summer Drinks in the courtyard at head office on 28 July. The afternoon will start at 4.00pm and end at 8pm and a light buffet will be available. Come along and meet colleagues and the new Vice President, Janice Shillum Bhend. Venue: 2 …

Applications are invited for grants from the Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund, which exists to help those engaged in broadcasting or an associated activity, now or in the past, as well as their children and dependents. The Trustees, in their discretion, will consider giving assistance towards educational costs in …