Lord David Puttnam

In conversation with Lord David Puttnam

5 August 2022
Posted in: Events, Courses, Humanities

— An evening with City Lit Fellow Lord David Puttnam

We are delighted to welcome award-winning British film producer, educator and environmentalist, Lord David Puttnam, to discuss his life and career with City Lit Principal, Mark Malcomson CBE on Thursday 6 October, 18:30-19:30. This discussion will be followed by the presentation of Lord Puttnam’s Fellowship Award, to celebrate his newest achievement of becoming a City Lit Lifetime Fellow. 

About Lord David Puttnam

Best known for his films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle, Lord Puttnam has won numerous awards including 10 Oscars, 31 BAFTAs, 13 Golden Globes and the Palme D'Or at Cannes.

As an educator, David has played a pivotal role in ensuring education is accessible, delivering online seminars to engage and inspire students all over the world. On a number of occasions, he has supported the work of City Lit and our students. His achievements and contribution help inspire many learners setting out on their journey in film and media.

Credit: DP Australia Justin Walpole

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Itai Bercovier

Itai currently works as a UX consultant with Mazaru. He was recently part of Google's conversation design advocacy and education team where he developed training materials, acted as a keynote speaker, delivered design sprints, and facilitated workshops. He holds an MSc in HCI. He previously led a successful Web Development degree programme and played an integral role, both in the UK and Europe, in the development and validation of multiple undergraduate degree programmes. This included chairing an international academic committee, managing academic departments, coordinating outreach, and overseeing students’ personal and professional development.