We are delighted to announce the election of three new honorary fellows:
Fiona Bruce, Modern Languages 1982
Fiona is a British journalist, newsreader, and television presenter. She joined the BBC as a researcher for Panorama in 1989, and has since become the first female newsreader on the BBC News at Ten, as well as presenting many flagship programmes for the corporation, including BBC News at Six, Crimewatch, Real Story, Antiques Roadshow, and Fake or Fortune? Since 10 January 2019, she has been the presenter of the BBC One television programme Question Time.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy, PPE 1989
Krishnan is a British journalist and is one of the main anchors of Channel 4 News. He also fronts Channel 4 News’ podcast ‘Ways to Change the World’. Since joining the Channel 4 News Team in 1998 he has fronted big events from the Omagh bombing, 9/11, the Mumbai attacks, to special war reports from Syria, Yemen and Gaza. Having covered five British general elections, he does special political shows for Channel 4 such as the “Ask the Chancellors” debate. Krishnan reports for the foreign affairs series Unreported World and commentates on major live events for Channel 4 such as the Paralympics Ceremonies. He also anchors controversial programmes outside the news including the first live televised “Autopsy”.
Krishnan’s TV career began at the age of eighteen presenting youth television for the BBC. He went on to present, report and produce a variety of programmes from Newsround to Newsnight.
Moazzam Malik, MSc Economics for Development 1989
Moazzam Tufail Malik CMG is a British civil servant and diplomat. He served as Director-General Africa in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office from September 2020 to May 2022. His thematic responsibilities included conflict and stabilisation, good governance and human rights, economic development, and the Commonwealth.
Moazzam was previously Director-General for Country Programmes at the UK Department for International Development (October 2019 to September 2020). He was the United Kingdom Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor-Leste from October 2014 to July 2019, succeeding Mark Canning. He learned Indonesian in London and Yogyakarta before taking up his assignment and he is the first Muslim British Ambassador to Indonesia.