The Hebden Bridge Lectures

Event Information:

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    The BBC: Public Servant or State Broadcaster? - Tom Mills

    7:30 pmHebden Bridge Town Hall • The Waterfront Hall • Bar/Café open at 6:30 PM

    Dr. Tom Mills - Lecturer in Sociology and Policy at Aston University, Birmingham

    Before he joined Aston University in 2016, he was a researcher at the University of Bath where he worked on the ESRC funded project, 'Understanding and Explaining Terrorism: Expertise in Practice'. Whilst at Bath he also completed his PhD research, examining how the collapse of social democracy and the rise of neoliberalism impacted on the BBC's organisational structure and culture; work which forms the basis of his book The BBC: Myth of a Public Service.   His work is centrally concerned with the ideas and practices of powerful groups and actors, and the social networks which influence policymaking.

    Tickets for individual lectures go on sale 4-5 weeks before the lecture date, price £10 – £8 concessions. On sale at Hebden Bridge Town Hall or from HB Lit & Sci • The Birchcliffe Centre • Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG. Please make cheques payable to HB Lit & Sci • Tel: 07860 164422