What lies ahead for public service broadcasting and museums?
Leicester Exchanges follows up its highly successful events on comprehensive education and the future of the Euro with a highly topical live debate that will look at the future of public service broadcasting in an increasingly digital age.
What is the future of Public Service Broadcasting?
With the conclusion of the hearings of the Leveson Inquiry and Lord Justice Leveson’s report looming, this is still very much a hot issue which promises to fuel a good debate.
Held in the style of Question Time, the panel consists of significant members of academia and of the broadcasting sector, including Dawn Airey, President of Europe’s leading entertainment network, the RTL Group formerly Chief Executive at Channel 5. Joining her is David Wheeldon, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, BSkyB, and Professor Peter Lunt, Professor of Media & Communications here at Leicester. There will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation.
The event will take place on Wednesday 24 October 2012 at Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL. There will be refreshments available from 5.30pm; the debate begins at 6.00pm, and a drinks reception will follow. Attending the event is free, although booking early is essential to avoid disappointment as places are strictly limited, so book your place now!
Museums in the information age
The following Leicester Exchanges debate is on Wednesday 21 November 2012, titled ‘Museums in the information age: Evolution or extinction?’, where a panel including Dr Ross Parry, Academic Director and Senior Lecturer in the School of Museum Studies, and Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund Carole Souter CBE, will be considering how museums need to adapt in order to survive in the age of information. More details to be confirmed shortly.
This event will take place at the Science Museum, London SW7 2DD starting at 6.00pm, and is also free to attend although again limited places are available so early booking is essential to ensure you don’t miss this highly engaging topic.