Bristol Distinguished Address Series: Enriching Britain – through our creativity and heritage

Issue date: 05 October 2016

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RSA Chairman, Vikki Heywood, will examine the strengths of our creative nation in the new world order post Brexit, at the next lecture in this autumn's Bristol Distinguished Address Series to be held at the University's City Campus at Arnolfini.

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 Junior Chamber, Bristol Post,Business West, CBI, CMI,FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England LEP.

An audience of over 200 is expected including over 100 leaders from the business community, as well as local government leaders, UWE Bristol academics and alumni.

Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for the audience to put forward their issues and questions at this event.

The series of talks continue throughout the year and will feature Chairmen, CEOs and institutional leaders representing a variety of sectors. Forthcoming speakers include:Lucy Armstrong CEO, The Alchemists (12/10); Vicky Pryce, Board Member, CEBR (19/10)and Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Chair of the institute of Directors (9/10).

Series organiser, Professor Nicholas O'Regan says, “We are delighted by the calibre of this year's speakers, the series is an excellent opportunity for members of the business community in Bristol, as well as our own students, alumni and staff to hear directly from inspirational figures in industry with a wealth of strategic experience and leadership skills at the highest level.”

UWE Bristol recently marked the one year anniversary of the partnership between the University and the Arnolfini. A new season of talks will be held in the newly refurbished Arnolfini auditorium including the incredibly popular and established Fine Art Talks – held in partnership with the Arnolfini, Bristol City Council and Spike Island – and introducing the new Thinking Through Making talks, the first season of which will focus on Drawing and Print, and the new Cultural Education Talks - held in partnership with the Arnolfini.

The City Campus, as a whole, is made up of Spike Island, the Arnolfini, the Watershed and the recently approved investment and development of Bower Ashton Studios. The new multi-site campus gives students the chance to work alongside creative professionals – and become more involved in the work of the city's most prominent creative spaces. For more information on UWE Bristol's City Campus, please visit the webpage.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series is free to attend and open to members of the business community. Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures

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