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Lord Puttnam Installation Ceremony 2007: Track 1

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Lord David Puttnam of Queensgate was installed in 2007 as the Chancellor of The Open University. Although perhaps best known as a film director, he has also had four other careers: in publishing, advertising, the charitable sector and government. But his success was not built on early academic achievements and he therefore strongly identifies with the sometimes lonely, difficult and brave decisions that OU students make in choosing to study and improve their chances in life. In an impassioned speech he stresses that education, which leads to knowledge and understanding, is ultimately the only key to a sustainable future for the planet and mankind.

By: The OpenLearn Team (The Open University)

  • Duration 14 minutes
  • Updated Wednesday 21st May 2008

Track 1: Lord Puttnam's Installation speech

Lord Puttnam's installation ceremony and speech



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