Simon Jenkins

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Full name: Simon Jenkins

Area of interest: Politics/media, democracy, civil rights, environment, education, architecture, London issues

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian | Evening Standard & formerly The Sunday Times


Personal website:

Website: / Simon Jenkins | Evening Standard / Simon Jenkins

Blog: Comment is free...





Education: Mill Hill School, London; Beechen Cliff School, Bath; St John's College, Oxford


Current position/role: Columnist: The Guardian, Evening Standard

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Viewpoints/Insight: Recession blues? Come to see our snowdrops - The National Trust's new chairman, Sir Simon Jenkins, praises our national treasure - by Elizabeth Grice, The Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2009

Broadcast media: Presented the Channel 4 series based on his book, England's Thousand Best Churches


Controversy/Criticism: What rubbish, Sir Simon! Our intelligence agencies are not outside the law - Malcolm Rifkind: Real issues arise out of the Snowden affair, but British security laws keep us safe without intruding on citizens' freedoms - 21st September 2013

Awards/Honours: Knighted for his services to journalism, 2004; What the Papers Say Journalist of the Year, 1998; Columnist of the Year, 1993; Journalist of the Year, 1988; Honorary Fellowship, University of Wales, Lampeter


Other: Married to US actress, Gayle Hunnicutt

Books & Debate:

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  • Education and Labour's axe OCLC144568 , 1969
  • Here to live: study of race relations in an English town OCLC203011 , 1971
  • Landlords to London: the story of a capital and Its growth OCLC1622562 , 1975
  • Newspapers: The power and the money OCLC5210834 , 1979
  • Newspapers through the looking-glass OCLC16550881 , 1981
  • Battle for the Falklands OCLC9197447 , with Max Hastings, 1983
  • With respect, ambassador: enquiry into the Foreign Office OCLC13397072 , with Anne Sloman, 1985
  • The market for glory: Fleet Street ownership in the twentieth century OCLC22767658 , 1986
  • "Times" English style and usage guide OCLC59942540 , with Robert Ilson, 1992
  • The Selling of Mary Davies and Other Writings OCLC29472819 , 1993
  • Against the grain: writings of a sceptical optimist OCLC31656598 , 1994
  • Accountable to none: Tory nationalization of Britain OCLC33889133 , 1995
  • England's thousand best churches OCLC42004142 , 1999
  • England's thousand best houses OCLC56648979 , with Quintin Wright, 2004
  • Thatcher & Sons: a revolution in three acts OCLC70401937 , 2006

Latest work: Wales: churches, houses, castles OCLC 237176845, 2008

Speaking/Appearances: 2010 Mishcon Lecture


The Guardian:

Column name:

Remit/Info: Politics and media, democracy, civil rights, environment, education

Section: Comment & Debate

Role: Commentator



Website: / Simon Jenkins

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Day published: Wednesday / Friday

Regularity: Twice weekly

Column format:

Average length: 1100 words

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Evening Standard:

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Remit/Info: London issues


Role: Commentator



Personal website:

Website: Evening Standard / Simon Jenkins

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Day published: Tuesday

Regularity: weekly

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Articles: 2009

Simon Jenkins column returns to Evening Standard - Press Gazette, 19th January 2009

The Sunday Times:

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Remit/Info: Politics and media, democracy, civil rights, environment, education

Section: Features

Role: Commentator



Website: TimesOnline / Columnists

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Day published: Sunday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format:

Average length: 1400 words

Articles: 2008

Column ends "...Next month Simon Jenkins takes up the chairmanship of the National Trust"

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