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The BBC at 100
24 September, 2.00pm£10.00
The BBC at 100
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To appreciate the BBC of today, and what its future might hold, we need to understand its history.
Over the past hundred years it has evolved from a monopoly in control of all broadcasting to now operating as one of the multiple broadcasting organisations, all while maintaining the unique quality of being a public service broadcaster.
Join historian Simon Potter and Head of BBC History Robert Seatter as they consider how the corporation has changed over the last century, adapting to the dramatic shifts in its political, social and economic environment.
Simon Potter is Professor of Modern History at the University of Bristol. He is author of books including, in 2020, Wireless Internationalism and Distant Listening: Britain, Propaganda, and the Invention of Global Radio, 1920-1939.
Robert Seatter is Head of BBC History and has worked at the BBC for over 20 years in a range of roles both in front and behind the recording device. Robert is a published poet and recently published his fifth poetry collection The House of Everything. He has previously served as Chair of the Poetry Trust and is currently Chair of the Poetry Archive.