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David Puttnam

Lord David Puttnam receives honorary doctorate from Trinity

David Puttnam Receives Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin

13 December, 2016

David Puttnam Among Those Receiving Honorary Doctorates from Trinity

Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Louise Richardson, and filmmaker Lord David Puttnam receive honorary doctorates from Trinity in a ceremony in Trinity’s Public Theatre.

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Also awarded today is independent producer and filmmaker, Lord David Puttnam, who has spent thirty years producing award-winning films gaining 10 Oscars, 25 Baftas and the Palme D’Or at Cannes, the most prestigious award given at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Puttnam was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2015. He is the recipient of 45 honorary degrees from universities in the UK and around the world, and is currently the Chancellor of the Open University, a public online university in the UK.

Some of the most famous films Puttnam has been part of include Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields. Puttnam has contributed towards Trinity’s Access 21 Programme, which explores alternative forms of teaching and learning through both research and collaboration with schools, and supports schools in building a college-going culture through mentoring programmes. 

In her oration, Chahoud spoke of Puttnam as a “strenuous promoter of teaching at all levels”, and about his contribution to education: “He has been a unique promoter of the Arts and Education in his country, in Europe, and in Ireland.” 

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Source- The University Times 

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