Jean Seaton to be Jocelyn Hay VLV Lecturer 2015

The Jocelyn Hay Voice of the Listener & Viewer Lecture 2015

Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the nation 1974 - 1987

Colin Browne, Chairman of the VLV, has announced that The Jocelyn Hay Voice of the Listener & Viewer Lecture 2015 will be delivered  by Professor Jean Seaton

"The Jocelyn Hay VLV Lecture was established to reflect the huge contribution that Jocelyn Hay, our founder, made to public broadcasting and civic debate over thirty years " said Colin Browne.  "We are delighted that the BBC’s official historian, Professor Jean Seaton, has agreed to give the second lecture in the series.  Having just published the latest volume of the BBC’s history for 1974-1987, Jean has gained a unique insight into the Corporation’s workings during that crucial period and the lessons and parallels for today’s BBC. VLV Patron Will Wyatt, the former Chief Executive of BBC Broadcast, was a rising executive throughout this time and is uniquely placed to chair the lecture."

The lecture will take place on Thursday 14 May 2015 at The Geological Society, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG, 6.15 for 7.00 pm.

Jean Seaton is Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and the official historian of the BBC. She is the Director of the Orwell Prize and on the editorial board of Political Quarterly.  She has written widely on broadcasting history and the politics of the media, especially on the BBC, as well as on news, the ways in which wars are covered, and children and the media. 


Tickets £10 for VLV members, £15 for non-members.  Drinks from 6.15pm

Copies of the book available on the night at a special price of £20.00




Published by: VLV

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