UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Sir Peter Bazalgette

Issue date: 19 July 2016


Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of his service to media and arts.

The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Thursday 14 July 2016 at Bristol Cathedral.

Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chair of Arts Council England.

Previously he served as Chair of English National Opera and The Crossness Engines Trust (a steam museum)as well as Deputy Chair of The National Film and Television School.

Sir Peter also has a number of media interests, as Chair of broadcaster ITV as well as being on the Advisory Board of advertiser, BBH. He is also the President of The Royal Television Society (RTS). He previously worked as a television producer for 30 years devising several internationally successful television formats. He is a Fellow of both BAFTA and RTS.

He's the author of several books including: The Food Revolution (Bantam), Billion Dollar Game (Time Warner) and for publication 2017, The Empathy Instinct (John Murray).

He writes a food column for the FT.

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