BBC Charter debate

Published: 12 January 2016

University of Glasgow to host BBC Charter Renewal debate

Ken MacQuarrie, the Controller of BBC Scotland, is to outline his vision for the public service broadcaster at a conference on BBC Charter Renewal – one of the hottest political debates currently.

He will be joined by Bill Matthews, the BBC Trustee for Scotland and Head of the Audience Council for Scotland, who will also give a keynote speech at the event, “Scotland, Public Service Broadcasting and the Broadcasting Landscape”, which is being held at the University of Glasgow tomorrow (January 13). Senate Room, 2pm - 6pm. Registration from 1.45pm. Booking link below.

The afternoon conference, hosted by the University’s Centre for Cultural Policy Research, will also hear from panellists from other branches of the broadcasting industry, including STV and BBC Alba, and policy analysts from the CCPR and Glasgow Caledonian University.

The CCPR is being partnered in organising the event by the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), SMCA (Scottish Media and Communication Association), and the VLV (Voice of the Listener and Viewer).

Dr Lynn Whitaker, of the University of Glasgow’s CCPR, said: “The combination of civic and academic bodies makes this a powerful platform for engagement in the BBC Charter renewal debate.”

Register to attend this event free on the Eventbrite website.

First published: 12 January 2016

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