Award winning Channel 4 producer to deliver an arresting presentation
6 June 2016
The 2016 annual Arts and Humanities Faculty conference is pleased to announce its keynote speaker is Simon Ford, an executive television producer who has been responsible for many award winning police documentaries.
Simon worked at the BBC for twenty years where he won many awards, including BAFTAs for the Secret Policeman and The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities. His other credits include The Boys Who Killed Stephen Lawrence, Coppers and 999: What’s Your Emergency?
His current programmes include the latest criticallyacclaimed series, 24 Hours in Police Custody and the recent Grayson Perry: All Man on Channel Four. Simon will be discussing and showing clips from his films and providing an insider’s guide to some of these ethically difficult productions.
The one-day event, called ‘Beyond the Centre: Engaging Communities and Cultures through Arts and Humanities Research’, will host speakers from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The theme represents an attempt to achieve several objectives: to explicitly root the annual conference in the foundations established by the host School’s Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures, which has become a site of cross-disciplinary activity since its launch in 2014; to provide a thematic platform that is sufficiently broad enough to support and encourage participation from all of the Faculty’s constituent Schools; and to pull focus towards how we might meaningfully engage communities and cultures beyond the immediate environment of the academic centre through our arts and humanities research activities.
The conference is taking place on Wednesday 8 June at St Augustine’s House and is being organized by Chris Pallant, Ruth Sanz Sabido, James Newton and Jane Milton from the School of Media, Art and Design.
If you would like to attend the conference, please RSVP e-mail James.firstname.lastname@example.org and see the website for more information.