Giving Voice to the Nation, the AHRC research project on Arts subsidy headed by department lecturers Dr. Graham Saunders and Prof. John Bull, has launched an exciting new blog where their researchers will be sharing some of their findings. In the build up to this July’s Giving Voice conference ‘Subsidy and Patronage conference‘, taking place at the V&A, the project’s researchers will be blogging about their work and the wider questions and issues of state subsidy to the theatre.
On May the 10th Film, Theatre and Television welcomed Oscar-winning British film producer Lord David Puttnam and the family of the late film director Anthony Minghella to officially open our new £11m building on Whiteknights campus. The building is named in honour of Minghella, who passed away in 2008, and who worked across all three mediums. He had close ties with the university, receiving an honorary doctorate in 2006.
Before the official naming ceremony in the afternoon, Lord Puttnam led a masterclass with students, where he took student questions and discussed his work, including Chariots of Fire (Hudson, 1981) The Killing Fields (Joffe, 1984).