Royal Holloway is a University of London college with a world-class reputation for developing original research. Royal Holloway’s Media Arts Department consists of 21 teaching and research staff and a technical team of 6. The department has almost 400 students, including 20 doctoral candidates. In newspaper surveys Royal Holloway is ranked as one of the leading UK media departments and it achieved a 5 rating in the last Research Assessment Exercise. The history of television is a particular research speciality in the department, and several members of staff have had (and continue to have) active television careers. The Department participates in the organisation of several research networks including the European Television History Network, the Southern Broadcasting History Group, and the University of London Screen Studies Consortium.