Sir Peter Bazalgette Keynote Lecture: “Innovation, Growth and the Creative Industries”

On 3 October, Sir Peter Bazalgette will be delivering his keynote lecture to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Creative Manchester as a Research Platform at The University of Manchester.

From his extensive career and experience, and once described as 'the most influential man in British broadcasting,’ Sir Peter Bazalgette will be outlining the current context of the Creative and Cultural Industries, current research and projects from Creative Manchester, and further research projects based in the North-West of England.

A response to Sir Peter’s lecture will then be delivered by Dr Abi Gilmore (Senior Lecturer in Arts Management, Institute for Cultural Practices and the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre). The welcome address will be delivered by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell.

This lecture is a flagship event coinciding with the 1-year anniversary of Creative Manchester being a University-wide, interdisciplinary Research Platform, as well as the 4-year anniversary of Creative Manchester as an initiative. Therefore, attendees will be able to learn how Creative Manchester facilitates and develops research around the themes of Creative Industries and Innovation; Creative and Civic Futures; and Creativity, Health and Wellbeing.

Sir Peter Bazalgette was knighted in 2012 for his services to broadcasting, and is currently non-executive Chairman of ITV. In 2017, he was commissioned by the UK government to conduct an independent review into the UK’s Creative Industries for their Industrial Strategy, and now serves as a non-executive on the board of UK Research and Innovation and Chair of the Creative Industries Council.

If you would like to attend this event, please register via Eventbrite.