9th April 1999





The film producer and peer Lord Puttnam is to address an audience at the Lincoln campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next week.


Lord Puttnam will speak at the Jackson Lecture Theatre at 6pm on Wednesday 14th April as part of a series of lectures organised by the university’s Faculty of Arts and Technology.


Born on 25th February 1941, David Puttnam left Minchenden Grammar School in London in 1958 and worked in advertising and photography before becoming a film producer. He found fame with his work on such feature films ‘Midnight Express’ (1978), ‘Chariots of Fire’ (1981), ‘The Killing Fields’ (1985) and ‘Memphis Belle’ (1990).


He was chairman and chief executive of Columbia Pictures between 1986 and 1988 and has also been a vice-president of BAFTA. He was made a CBE in 1983, knighted in 1995 and made a peer in 1997.


Members of the public are welcome to attend the lecture, to which admission is free.  Visitors arriving by car are asked to use the university’s temporary car park off Ropewalk.


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For more information, or to arrange a photograph of / interview with Lord Puttnam, please contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk