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Sebastian Cody

Visiting Researcher
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Sebastian Cody is a Visiting Researcher at CAMRI. As a senior media executive he has been responsible for many network television programmes including the celebrated discussion series ‘After Dark’. In 2010 his company launched an online social history of Britain alongside the BFI, BBC, The National Archive and others, ‘InView’. Recently he was Associate Producer of the HBO film ‘Top Ten Monks’ and the BBC film ‘The Ballet Master’. He has written for many newspapers including The Times and The Guardian and acts as a consultant for companies and NGO’s, such as Universal Music/Decca and IIASA, the international science research organisation where he advised four successive Directors General over the last fifteen years.

For the last twenty years Sebastian Cody has been a Visitor at the University of Oxford, variously at the Environmental Change Institute at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment and the Rothermere American Institute. He was elected a Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s College Oxford in 2004.

In 2017 Sebastian published an essay entitled After Dark and the Future of Public Debate“, which examined the innovative television programme After Dark, and why its format is no longer fit for purpose, despite calls for its return. The article was published by the Westminster Institute of Advanced Studies.

Sebastian’s research interests at CAMRI include public service media and transnational cultural diplomacy.