• Benjamin King

    vice president, public affairs and policy

    21st Century Fox

    Benjamin is responsible for policy development and political affairs at 21st Century Fox, one of the world’s largest media corporations. His current role focuses on the biggest public policy challenges – media regulation, freedom of speech and intellectual property – for the company’s film studio, television channels and production businesses. He has over a decade’s experience at the legislative intersection of content, technology, and the media, having been previously at News International – where he worked to shape the company’s response both to the debate on the future of press regulation and the Leveson Inquiry – and before that, at UK trade body The Publishers Association, where he led policy and advocacy for the association’s broad constituency. A keen debater at both school and university, he credits these experiences specifically as having equipped him with the skills and confidence to pursue his professional career. Benjamin has a degree in classics from Pembroke College, Cambridge University.


Championship: London North 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Championship: London North 2018

DEBATE: Prison violence

Championship: London North 2018

DEBATE: Fake News

Qualifying Round: Tower Hamlets 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

National FInal: National Final 2015/16

DEBATE: Trident


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


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