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David Hendy - The BBC: A People’s History

David Hendy - The BBC: A People’s History

David Hendy - The BBC: A People’s History

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£11 (£10 ticket charge plus 10% booking fee)
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Dates and times

Saturday 21 May 2022
3:00PM - 4:00PM

A new history of a global institution that defines Britain and created modern broadcasting.

In 1922, three men - only one of whom had previously heard of 'broadcasting' - founded the BBC. In doing so, Arthur Burrows, Cecil Lewis, and John Reith set out to accomplish something utterly bold: using what had been a weapon of war - Marconi's wireless - to remake culture for the good of humanity.

In The BBC: A People's History, professor and historian David Hendy traces the BBC from its maverick beginnings through war, the creation of television, changing public taste, austerity and massive cultural change. The BBC has constantly evolved, developing from one radio station, to television, then multiple channels and now the competition with the internet and streaming services.

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Venue

Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN