Secretary of State

Secretary of State Lucy Frazer Keynote | RTS Cambridge Convention 2023

Secretary of State Lucy Frazer addresses the future of TV against a backdrop of changing technologies and viewing habits.


  • Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4


  • The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The session was part of the RTS Cambridge Convention 2023, with Principal Sponsor Channel 4. The convention took place on 20 - 21 September at King's College, Cambridge.

The listening minister: Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Lucy Frazer

John McVay, the Chief Executive of Pact, speaks for many in the TV sector when he urges Lucy Frazer, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport since February, to remain in her post for the foreseeable future. “My main plea is, ‘Can you stick around a bit, please,” he said.

John Whittingdale outlines Government plans for the UK's creative sector

Culture secretaries tend to come and go with some frequency – but not hours before they are due to address the RTS Cambridge Convention. On the first day of the Convention, Oliver Dowden was shifted sideways in Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle and replaced by former Health and Social Care minister and I’m a Celebrity… contestant Nadine Dorries.

The minister for media and data, John Whittingdale, generously answered a last-minute call to appear by video link to read Dowden’s speech and answer questions from the Convention floor.