Bristol Distinguished Address Series: Theresa Wise, CEO, The Royal Television Society

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Date: 22 September 2021
Venue: UWE Bristol, Bristol Business School, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, BS16 1ZG
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Time: 18:00-21:00

The Future of Television

In her talk, Theresa will explore the following areas:

  • How much has the streaming phenomenon by Netflix, Amazon, Apple and other changed TV?
  • Are we in a golden age of UK television production?
  • What impact may this have on our public service broadcasters in Britain such as the BBC and Channel 4?
  • How can Television improve representation and attract talent of the future?

Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures.


  • 18:00 - Arrival and registration
  • 18:30 - Lecture begins
  • 18:30 – 18:40 - UWE Welcome and Introductions
  • 18:40 – 19:10 - Address
  • 19:10 – 19:45 - Q&A Session
  • 19:45 - Networking and refreshments


Register for this event here.

Attending the event - Staying safe

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Event Entry and Live Stream

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis for those that have registered. Not everyone who has registered will turn up, so to ensure we have a full house, we allow more registrations than there are places. Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the lecture to avoid disappointment. If you arrive late and the lecture theatre is full, you may be able to watch the talk from the live streaming room.


Theresa Wise is Chief Executive of the Royal Television Society - Britain's leading forum for television and related media.

She has been in the position since 2013 and has led a transformation of the society to become a vibrant, contemporary organisation reflecting the industry and public which it serves. Theresa also serves on the Board of IBC where she has been Chair of RemCom.

Prior to the RTS, Theresa led Corporate Strategy EMEA for The Walt Disney Company and before that she was Partner in the Media and Entertainment Practice of Accenture.

She holds an MA in Classics from Oxford University and an MBA from London Business School.

About the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Creative Industries, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Law Society, Business West, CBI, CIPD, CIPFA, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England Combined Authority.

Event recording

All addresses will be recorded and we will aim to make them available as a podcast on Soundcloud one week after the lecture, subject to approval of the speaker and no technical difficulties with the recording. Podcasts from previous series can be viewed on our previous address archive.

Media queries

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Cost: Free
Contact: Events Team
Telephone: +44(0)117 32 84517

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