31st October 2005
THE BBC - VALUE FOR MONEY OR STEALTH TAX?
How the BBC spends licence payers’ money is one of
the topics being discussed by Professor Sylvia Harvey in her inaugural lecture
Harvey is Professor of Broadcasting Policy at the
She is a founder member of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival and has published widely on the topics of film theory and broadcasting history and policy.
current research interests are in
“The BBC can be found among that select circle of institutions and brand names that have genuinely global reach; it has an international presence,” said Professor Harvey.
In her talk entitled ‘Whose BBC? Monarchs, Moguls,
Minders and Multi-culturalism’ Professor Harvey will explore the origins of the
BBC, how it spends our money, how it reflects our diverse cultures and values,
and whether it is a necessary or disposable feature of our cultural and
Professor Harvey’s inaugural Lecture will be held on Tuesday 1st November in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, in the main academic building on the
lecture is part of the
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