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Shining a Light in the Post Truth Era - Session 5 with Lord David Puttnam

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Can academic libraries really disrupt misinformation? Join the discussion with professionals from academia, media & technology

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Shining a light in the Post Truth Era

Beginning Thursday 29th April @ 14:30 and taking place over a number of weeks until 24th June 2021, LIR, the user group within HEAnet libraries will host a series of 1hour seminars on the growing issue of misinformation.

In seminar session 5, 27th May, we are delighted to have Lord David Puttnam speak with us.

Lord Puttnam is Chair of Atticus Education, an online education company founded in 2012 that delivers audio visual seminars to students around the world. In addition, he is a member of the House of Lords where he pursues an active role in a variety of areas, from educational and environmental issues to digital skills. In 2021, he became a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Environment and Climate Change. In 2019, he was appointed Chair of the Democracy Digital Technologies committee to investigate the impact of digital technologies on democracy. He spent thirty years as an independent producer of award winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Local Hero. Together these films have won ten Oscars,13 Golden Globes, nine Emmys, 31 BAFTAs and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. Lord Puttnam is President of the Film Distributors’ Association Life President of the National Film and Television School and a Unicef Ambassador.

https://www.davidputtnam.com/biography

Twitter @DPuttnam


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