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David Puttnam

Lord David Puttnam awarded Honorary Doctorate of Bath Spa University

Lord David Puttnam awarded Honorary Doctorate of Bath Spa University

20 July, 2017

Lord David Puttnam has today (20 July) been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Bath Spa University for his outstanding achievements in the Creative Industries.

Lord Puttnam at the Honorary Doctorate Ceremony, Bath Spa

Lord Puttnam teaches on the MA Independent Filmmaking and MA Scriptwriting courses at Bath Spa University through his online education platform, Atticus Education.
Lord Puttnam was proposed by Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor and presented with his Honorary Doctorate by Bath Spa University’s Chancellor, Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons with whom he worked on the multi award winning film, The Mission.
In her oration, Professor Slade said: “At Bath Spa University we are nurturing and developing the next generation of creative talent to work in film and television, and to tell stories on other platforms in our ever-more connected world.
“We want our graduates to be ethical, globally engaged and emotionally intelligent, so it’s important that they have role models who have changed the world through their art and their actions.
“David Puttnam is the ideal role model – a person who has devoted his life to creativity and the greater good.”
Commenting on his honorary doctorate, Lord Puttnam said: “I’m incredibly honoured to receive this Honorary Doctorate, most especially in the presence of one of my oldest, most admired and valued friends, the Chancellor of Bath Spa University, Jeremy Irons.”