Course overview

The BBC has been part of British life for 100 years. But has Auntie Beeb outstayed her welcome? Is it still the ‘voice of the nation’ which brought the news of the Second World War, covered coronations, broadcast countless elections and narrated some of the greatest moments in history? Come and join us for 2 lively sessions led by ex BBC journalist Andrew Vincent. Enjoy learning about and debating about the BBC whilst leaning in the company of like-minded people. Andrew will be running other media related courses, so use this opportunity to find out more about what the WEA has to offer and if you enjoy this course we will guide you on how to apply for more!

Course description

In the 21st Century the BBC Corporation stands accused of political bias, shielding abusers and undermining British values. It is Schrodinger’s BBC: accused of being both right-wing and left-wing at the same time. Is any of this fair? Is any of it new? Andrew Vincent, a BBC journalist for nearly 25 years, looks at the history of the organisation set up to “educate, entertain and inform.” You will be learning and debating in a group with like-minded people. Tea and coffee will be free and you will be led by an experience tutor.

Do you have an interest in the media? Our up and coming course delves into the world of the BBC. In the 21st Century the BBC Corporation stands accused of political bias, shielding abusers and undermining British values. It is Schrodinger’s BBC: accused of being both right-wing and left-wing at the same time. Is any of this fair? Is any of it new? Andrew Vincent, a BBC journalist for nearly 25 years, looks at the history of the organisation set up to “educate, entertain and inform.” You will be learning and debating in a group with like-minded people. Come and join us for 2 lively sessions led by ex BBC journalist Andrew Vincent. Enjoy learning about and debating about the BBC whilst leaning in the company of like-minded people. Andrew will be running other media related courses, so use this opportunity to find out more about what the WEA has to offer and if you enjoy this course we will guide you on how to apply for more! Tea and coffee will be free and you will be led by an experience tutor.

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