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Lord Davind Puttnam - Educating for a Digital Society

‘Educating for the Digital Society: How Ireland can raise its Game, and how its Universities can help”

Lord David Puttnam will deliver a public lecture at UCC on Thursday, September 15th 2011. Titled ‘Educating for the Digital Society: How Ireland can raise its Game, and how its Universities can help”, the event will take place at 12noon in Boole Lecture Theatre 1, UCC. Lord David Puttnam spent 30 years as an independent film producer. His many award-winning films include The Mission, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone, and The Memphis Belle. He now focuses on his work in education and the environment and serves as chair to a variety of public bodies, including serving as UNICEF UK President from 2002-2009. Lord Puttnam was the first chancellor of the University of Sunderland from 1997 until 13 July 2007. In 1998 he founded the UK’s National Teaching Awards and became its first chairman. He was the founding chairman of the UK’s General Teaching Council 2000-2002. He was appointed as chancellor of the Open University in 2006, the same year as he was appointed Deputy Chairman of Channel 4. He was also the Chairman of NESTA (The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) from 1998 until 2003. He is chairman of Futurelab and serves on the board of directors of learning technologies company Promethean. In 2009 in partnership with Sir Michael Barber, Lord Puttnam released We Are the People an education documentary featuring high-profile figures discussing their own experiences of education. Members of the public are invited to attend and admission is free.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Teaching and Learning
Time: 12noon
Location: Boole Lecture Theatre 1, Main Campus
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Mary O'Rourke
021 4903609

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