BBC Audience Council Scotland

Dr Inge Sørensen joined the BBC Audience Council Scotland members for lunch to discuss how the BBC can best service audiences in Scotland over the next 10 years in the context of the Charter review debate on the 3rd of June 2016. 

State of play of Scotland’s culture

State of play of Scotland’s culture

Philip Schlesinger gave the opening keynote at the conference ‘State of Play: Art and Culture in Scotland Today’, held at the University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehill Centre. With 190 attendees from across Scotland’s arts world, the conference, organized by the ahm consultancy, testified to the great appetite for debate on the future of funding. Philip’s lecture set out the UK and Scottish policy context for culture and reflected on the issues confronting Creative Scotland. From the floor, Susan Galloway gave an invited comment based on her research into the Scottish Arts Council. The conference proceedings will be published in due course by ahm.

New CCPR publication

Philip Schlesinger’s reflections on academic research and values have just been published in Italian as ‘I valori della ricerca universitaria e le politiche culturali’ in the CMCS Working Papers. Click on this link to download the PDF. Also available on the ISSUU platform:

Gruppo Europeo di Torino debates public service media

Philip Schlesinger opened and concluded the deliberations of a network of European academic researchers brought together to debate the future of public service media by Infocivica, the Italian civil society organization. The group met in Turin in the broadcaster RAI’s Arturo Toscanini Auditorium on 21 September 2010. For details of the programme and the discussion go to:

Research on TV and Enterprise presented at Dept of BIS Seminar

Raymond Boyle presented initial findings from the AHRC research project at a seminar held by the Dept of Business Innovation and Skills in London on December 13.  The Seminar was examining the impact of the media on perceptions of enterprise among the public. More info: