Lord Puttnam to lecture at St Andrews

Lord Puttnam.
Lord Puttnam.

Lord David Puttnam, who spent 30 years as an independent film producer - including the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire, of which the opening scenes were filmed on St Andrews’ West Sands - is to give a public lecture at the university next Tuesday.

Former president of UNICEF UK, he is the guest of the university’s UNICEF on Campus group and his lecture will focus on the effects that war and violence have on children in the present and the way it will continue to affect them in the future.

The event will take place in School III, St Salvator’s Quadrangle, and start at 7pm.

Doors open at 6.30pm and audience members will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Lord Puttnam retired from film production in 1998 and now focuses on work in education and the environment.

He was president of UNICEF UK from 2002-09, and played a key role in promoting its advocacy, awareness and fundraising objectives.