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Robin Esser

We are sorry to report that Wadham alumnus, journalist and author Robin Esser (1952, History) died aged 84 in November 2017.

Robin Esser's recent book Crusaders in Chains (Palatino) combines entertaining anecdotes from his days as editor of the William Hickey gossip column at the Daily Express with his longstanding campaign against attempts by the state to extend its control over the media and to put newspapers in chains.