Bob Smyth, journalist

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Journalism

1964    Isis, Oxford: editor

1965ff  Nova: editorial assistant, travel editor, production editor (1968)

1967ff  Observer magazine: cover feature writer

            Illustrated London News: cover feature writer, travel contributor

            Sunday Telegraph: “Close Up” reporter

            Sun: feature writer

            Daily Mirror magazine: feature writer

            Radio Times: feature writer

1970            ..            deputy features editor

1971-5        ..             features editor

1979-83      ..            “Help!” weekly columnist

1980s   Anglia (COI): feature writer (editor 1985)

            Building Design: “Regeneration” contributor

            Lloyds Log: feature writer

            Times: “Horizons” contributor

1990s   Guardian: occasional contributor, including Obituaries

            French Property Buyer, etc: feature writer

Broadcasting

In broadcasting he contributed to a BBC R3 arts programme and compiled a BBC R4 Schools documentary on satellite communications (including an Arthur C Clarke interview).

Civic

1975    Peckham Society (Civic Trust): founder and chairman -1978

1978    London Borough of Southwark: councillor

1980    Southwark Wildlife Group: founder

1981    London Wildlife Trust: co-founder and chairman 1983-86

1982/3 LB Southwark: deputy leader

Lecturer

1960s   American College, Richmond: journalism

1970s   London College of Printing: photo-journalism

1980s   Newcastle Polytechnic (now University of Northumbria): external examiner, journalism

            University of Birmingham, Strathclyde University: occasional lecturer, planning

2000                London College of Printing: foundation course

 

 







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