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About Atticus Education

tticus Education is a bold and ambitious venture in online education which involves Lord Puttnam delivering modules to university students across the worldfrom his home in Skibbereen using technology that has been enabled and powered by BT Ireland and Cisco.

Lord Puttnam's venture is known as Atticus Education and has been operating since August 2012. Among the institutions to which seminars are being delivered are Griffith Film School in Brisbane, LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, the University of Sunderland and University College Cork.

Atticus Education
Griffith Film School - 2014


This innovative education model is facilitated using a Cisco TelePresence high definition video conferencing solution with high speed internet access provided by BT Ireland's next generation national fibre and Ethernet network.

David at LASALLE
College of the Arts in

Lord Puttnam is Digital Champion for Ireland

This allows for high definition video communication between Lord Puttnam's base in West Cork, and universities across the globe. Users are also able to view video clips and interact with Lord Puttnam.

David at Home in
his studio

Atticus Education is ground-breaking venture in the delivery of online education


The state-of-the-art connectivity allows for high speed uncontended internet access using BT fibre and BT managed radio network. This effectively extends the BT network into rural areas such as Skibbereen.

The seminars draw, in part, both on Lord Puttnam's personal experience as a filmmaker and his book Movies and Money (published in the UK and Australia as The Undeclared War), a provocative, original and entertaining account of the struggle for control of the world's film industry since the birth of the medium in 1895.

Atticus Education - Griffith Film School - 2014 from Atticus Education on Vimeo.


Books written by

The Undeclared War: Struggle for Control of the World's Film Industry

An account of the way in which Hollywood has achieved almost total sovereignty over the world's movies. It tells of a battle which has seen Hollywood establish itself as an economic force.









Fascinating behind the scenes history of the movie business and of the unique and frequently unholy alliance between commerce and art that underpins it.