Tim Gardam

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Tim Gardam
Born (1956-01-14) 14 January 1956 (age 59)[1]
Education Westminster School
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Occupation Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford

Tim Gardam (born 14 January 1956) is a British journalist and educator. Since 2004, he has been Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Gardam was born on 14 January 1956 to the novelist Jane Gardam.[1] He studied at Westminster School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, gaining a double first in English.[2]


He subsequently worked at the BBC (where he created Timewatch and edited Newsnight), and as director of programmes at Channel 4.[3][4] He was then appointed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to lead a review of digital radio in Britain.[5]

In January 2008, he began a three-year term on the board of Ofcom,[6] the independent regulatory authority for the UK communications industries. He was subsequently reappointed for a second three year term.[6]

In 2004, he was elected Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "GARDAM, Timothy David". Who's Who 2012. A&C Black. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  2. ^ a b "St Anne's College: Head of House". Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  3. ^ Timothy Gardam at the Internet Movie Database.
  4. ^ "Tim Gardam's Edinburgh speech". The Guardian. 2002-08-27. Retrieved 2012-05-01. Speech by the director of programming at Channel 4 to the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival on August 25, 2002 
  5. ^ Gardam, Tim (October 2004). "Independent Review of the BBC’s Digital Radio Services" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  6. ^ a b "Ofcom: Tim Gardam". Ofcom. Retrieved 2012-05-01. Tim Gardam was appointed to the Ofcom Board on 1 January 2008 for an initial three year term. He was reappointed on 27 October 2009 to serve a second three year term which will conclude on 31 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Head of House". People. St Anne's College. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Ruth Deech, Baroness Deech
Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford
2004 to present