Bristol Distinguished Address: Lisa Opie
TV as a Force For Good
Lisa Opie, Managing Director of BBC Studios UK Production, talks about the power of television to drive positive change locally, nationally and internationally.
BBC Studios world-leading Natural History Unit was recently awarded the prestigious Chatham House Prize for Blue Planet II's global impact on the issue of ocean plastics.
Also made in Bristol, DIY SOS highlights social issues and has seen more than 20,000 volunteers give their time and complete over 16 million worth of builds over the last 20 years.
At a time when it is hard to tell what is real or fake and when there is division and discord, content can play a key role in raising awareness of important issues, bringing communities together and changing the world for the better.
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18:00 - Registration and refreshments
18:30 - Lecture
19:30 - Networking.
6pm-9pm, Free entry
UWE Bristol, Bristol Business School, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road BS16 1ZG
Wed 11 Mar 2020