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Broadcast Media

The News International Visiting Professorship of Broadcast Media was established in 1996, as part of a generous benefaction from Rupert Murdoch. It is an annual appointment and the Professor will give at least 4 lectures during the academic year (usually in January/February).

2010's Visiting Professor is television and film producer Stephen Garrett, the man who brought Spooks and Life on Mars to our screens. Oxford alumnus Professor Garrett read jurisprudence at Merton College and is now Executive Chairman of Kudos Film and Television Ltd, one of Britain's premier television production companies.
His lectures explore the relationship between creativity and commerce through the prism of late 20th and early 21st century TV fiction on both sides of the Atlantic.
The 2011 Professor, Matthew Engel, the journalist and sports writer, gave a series of lectures entitled 'Please, mister, can we have our ball back? Sport, the media, and the people'

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 How to Grow a Creative Business According to the Laws of Chance First of four lectures exploring the relationship between creativity and commerce through the prism of late 20th and early 21st century TV fiction on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Garrett 11 May 2010
2 Why the Only Rule is that there are No Rules Second of four lectures exploring the relationship between creativity and commerce through the prism of late 20th and early 21st century TV fiction on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Garrett 11 May 2010
3 No More Heroes Third of four lectures exploring the relationship between creativity and commerce through the prism of late 20th and early 21st century TV fiction on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Garrett 11 May 2010
4 Tomorrow Got Here Yesterday Last of four lectures exploring the relationship between creativity and commerce through the prism of late 20th and early 21st century TV fiction on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Garrett 11 May 2010
5 Creative Commons Life and death? No, Much more Important than that; How Sport turned into Big Business and a Global Obsession Matthew Engel, Journalist and Sports Writer and 2011 News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media gives the first of the 2011 series on Broadcast media, entitled; Please, mister, can we have our ball back? Sport, the media, and the people. Matthew Engel 19 Apr 2011
6 Creative Commons It's the Cat's Whisker: How Sport and the Media developed together, from Mesopotamia to John Logie Baird Matthew Engel, the journalist and sports writer and 2011 News International Broadcast Media Professor gives his second lecture in the 2011 series entitled 'Please, mister, can we have our ball back? Sport, the media, and the people. Matthew Engel 19 Apr 2011
7 Creative Commons From Reith to wreath; The Great Days of Sport on BBC TV and how they ended Matthew Engel, the journalist and sports writer and 2011 New International Professor of Broadcast Media gives his third lecture in the 2011 series entitled; Please, mister, can we have our ball back? Sport, the media, and the people. Matthew Engel 19 Apr 2011
8 Creative Commons You are the Earth, You are the Sky; How one man become the dominant force in the British media's coverage of sport. Does that mean he controls sport itself? Final lecture of the 2011 News International Professorship of Broadcast Media lecture series on Sport and Broadcast Media. Matthew Engel 19 Apr 2011