Nicholas Tozer

Nicholas Tozer was born in Romford, England in 1954 of a British father and an Argentine mother arriving for the first time in Buenos Aires in 1961. He studied at William Shakespeare School in Temperley and St Alban´s College in Lomas de Zamora and later sociology, anthropology and history at the Universities of Buenos Aires, del Salvador y Di Tella in Argentina.

He later returned to London where in 1980 he completed his studies graduating with a degree in Modern Languages / Spanish from the British Institute of Linguists carrying out post-graduate studies at Birkbeck College University of London where in 1985 he obtained a MA / Master in Arts, in Hispanic Studies.

As an academic he has lectured extensively at the Universities of London, Oxford, Buenos Aires and the Argentine Business Studies University / UADE (Universidad Argentina de la Empresa / UADE).

A founding member of the London-based South Atlantic Council in 1993, he has carried out extensive research in the United Kingdom Argentina and the Falkland Islands for the Di Tella Institute and the Bank of the Province of Buenos Aires Foundation with the aim of presenting a doctoral thesis on Malvinas/Falklands conflict.

As a journalist he has worked, since 1997, as correspondent for the MercoPress news agency. From 1978 to 1997 he worked for the Buenos Aires Herald becoming co-editor from 1990 y 1997. He was also international editor of the Heraldo de Buenos Aires (1988/9), editor of the World Oil Congress Bulletin, Buenos Aires 1991 and special supplements editor for Clarín and La Nación for Lobos Publicidad (1998).

He is also a contributor for the British News of the World, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express and the magazines Gente, Noticias, La Tercera, (Argentina) the news agencies DYN (Argentina) and MercoPress (Uruguay); Canal 13, Todo Noticias, VCC, Canal 9 as well as numerous publications and radio and television programmes, both national and international specially for the BBC and independent British television and radio.

As a journalist he has travelled extensively around the world carrying out numerous visits to the Falkland Islands from where he made the first live TV broadcast for Argentine Television between Stanley and Argentina (Canal 13/TN 1993).

A member of Casa Argentina since 1995 he is also a member of the Raoul Wallenberg International Foundation and the Angelo Roncalli International Committee.

Since 1990 he has been a National Academician and since 2002 the Academic Secretary of the Argentine National Academy of Tango as well as a member of the Friends of the Buenos Aires Academy of Lunfardo (Academia Porteña del Lunfardo).

He has also been a member of the Pro-Monument to Carlos Gardel, Raoul Wallenberg (Buenos Aires) and José de San Martín (London) Committees.

Nicholas Tozer defines himself as ”a Buenos Aires Englishman”, a life long supporter of Independiente soccer club, a thankful patron of the Café Tortoni, a devoted follower of Borges, Gardel, Troilo and Piazzolla and the proud father of Martín, age ten.