Miles Young


Warden of New College

New College, 1973


QUADCAST - Alumni Stories: Episode 20, November 2016


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Miles Young, newly-installed Warden of New College, shares his experiences studying history as an undergraduate and talks about how he transitioned into a career in PR and advertising.

Young was the Chairman and CEO of the international advertising, marketing and public relations agency Ogilvy & Mather. He started his career at Lintas and Allen Brady & Marsh, before joining Ogilvy and Mather in 1982 and becoming CEO in 2008. In October 2016 he stepped down from this position and was installed as the Warden at New College, Oxford.

In this podcast, he discusses his time as CEO of one the world’s biggest PR and advertising agencies, why he came back to Oxford to become the Warden of New College, as well as offering advice to prospects and students who are considering a career in advertising.


Interviewer: Paull Hammond-Davies
Music: Setuniman from