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BBC Arena at 40

BBC Arena at 40

BBC Arena at 40:  the past, present and future of public service broadcasting

Saturday 24 October: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

'Arena is an oasis in the sea of insanity that is television' - Werner Herzog

Following the filmic inundation of Cambridge by Arena: night and day, members of the team discuss the secrets of its success and the future of public service broadcasting with Cambridge University film experts. The discussion will be introduced by Dr Michael Hrebeniak of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Speakers include: 

Alan Yentob, Creative Director, BBC
Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology; Professorial Fellow, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Anthony Wall, Series Editor, BBC Arena
Fred Baker, Film Director and Senior Research Associate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge
Dr Michael Hrebeniak, College Lecturer in English and Director of Studies in English, Wolfson College, Cambridge

This event is part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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