Fonds DAV - Davies, Geoffrey

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Davies, Geoffrey


  • 2003-2018 (Creation)

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2 Word documents, 1 PowerPoint presentation, 724 digital photographs and 27 digital video files
4.72 GB

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Geoffrey Davies was a Principal Lecturer in Journalism and Joint International Director for the School of Media, Arts and Design. He joined the University of Westminster on staff teaching journalism and television in 2002.

After Oxford University he trained with the Thomson Organisation in Newcastle on The Journal daily newspaper and then moved to broadcast journalism with Thames News, working as producer. After a brief spell in children’s television he was the original producer of Frost on Sunday at TV-am, a format that ran on several channels for the next 21 years. Moving to cable television he worked for Music Box (a British precursor of MTV), becoming Head of Production for the company, later working at BSB directing live studio for business television.

In his freelance career Geoffrey has worked at ITN (now ITV News) as a producer, as a business manager in a broadcast television services company, made corporate videos, conducted media training and marketed satellite delivery services to business, as well as writing about the industry and technology for national and trade press. Immediately before working at Westminster as a visiting lecturer, he was at the BBC at the start of what became BBC Three.

Formerly an External Examiner for media courses at Singapore Polytechnic, he has been a judge for the RTS News Awards and has chaired the Multimedia panel. He has recently re-joined the committee of The Media Society, on which he sat for several years from 2008.

Between 2008 and 2015, he was the Head of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, until the School was restructured. Between September 2015 and December 2016 he spent a semester teaching in each of Beijing and Hong Kong. In May 2017 he was elected by colleagues as the Teaching Staff Representative on the University Court of Governors. Davies left the University in January 2021 to take up a teaching post in China.

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Digital photographs and videos from the collection of Geoffrey Davies, Principal Lecturer in Journalism and Joint International Director for the School of Media, Arts and Design. Showing: the construction, opening and use of the Multimedia Newsroom, the Radio Studio and the Forum at Harrow; annotated floorplan of a ‘Proposed Shared Recording Studio’; lecture halls, classrooms and media studios; media students in class and general shots of the Harrow campus; images of students working in the news studio and as embedded reporters during a NATO exercise; video clips of the Harrow campus; videos and images of events and interviews; and a video produced to showcase the new newsroom. Also includes two word document containing Geoffrey Davies' comments on the photographs and videos.

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Status: Partially Closed. Access is subject to signing the Regulations for Access form, unless the records are restricted under the Data Protection Act 2018 or under exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000

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Copyright for images from DAV/1 to DAV/5 - with the exception of DAV/4/15 - is held by Geoffrey Davies and they can only be reproduced with acknowledgement. Copyright for DAV/4/15 is unknown and it cannot be reproduced.
DAV/6 to DAV/10 - Copyright unknown.
DAV/11 - images at Westminster are copyright Geoffrey Davies, others unknown (see item level).
DAV/12 - Copyright Geoffrey Davies
DAV/13 - Copyright unknown. Images by Heidi Reuter. Some images restricted.
DAV/15 - DAV/18 - Copyright unknown.

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