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Lord Puttnam is the Chancellor of the Open University, having been appointed to this post in 2007. Read more about Lord David Puttnam

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OU 40th anniversary lectures: The race between education and catastrophe

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Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jun 2009
With a glance back at his own life path and the history of our educational system, Lord Puttnam highlights the challenge of preparing young people...

OU 40th anniversary lectures: Learning sans frontieres

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Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jun 2009
In the second part of the 40th anniversary lectures, David Puttnam asserts that underachievement, born of lack of expectation, is still with us as...

OU 40th anniversary lectures: The quest for a happy ending

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Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Jun 2009
In this third and final of the 40th anniversary lectures, Lord Puttnam suggests that The Open University is well placed to play a major role in...

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Lord David Puttnam image Copyrighted image Credit: OU image library

Lord Puttnam is the Chancellor of the Open University, having been appointed to this post in 2007. David Puttnam enjoyed a successful career in film production, working on a number of critically acclaimed films, notablly Chariots of Fire. He was awarded a CBE in 1982, received a knighthood in 1995 and was appointed to the House of Lords in 1997. After retiring from film production in 1998, Lord Puttnam became an acknowledged authority in the field of widening educational participation in a number of posts, including president of UNICEF UK, chairman of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and inaugural chair of the General Teaching Council for England in 2001.