In the first of what will become an annual event in the British arts calendar, Lord Puttnam of Queensgate speaks on an arts-related topic of his choosing.
David Puttnam spent 30 years as an independent film producer, his many award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express and Bugsy Malone. He retired from film production in 1998 and now focuses on his work in education and the environment. He is Chancellor of the Open University and was founding Chair of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.
David Puttnam was awarded a CBE in 1982, received a Knighthood in 1995 and was appointed to the House of Lords in 1997.
After the lecture, Lord Puttnam will be in conversation with Sue Beardsmore and there will be an opportunity for questions.