Patrick Head, director of Williams Hybrid Power and former technical chief of the F1 outfit.
Here he delivered the University’s annual Bugatti lecture, whose previous speakers include design guru Richard Seymour and former Ford vice-president Richard Parry-Jones.
Patrick spoke about his experiences in the high-flying world of Grand Prix racing, and gave an insight into the sport’s cutting-edge technologies.
‘Publish or not – the right to privacy versus the right to know’
As the UK Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham gave evidence earlier this year in the Leveson Inquiry, the ongoing public inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press within the UK.
Christopher’s career began at the BBC as a radio and TV journalist and progressed to the role of Secretary of the BBC. Most recently, prior to his current appointment in June 2009, he was director-general of the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority.
John Mair, senior lecturer in journalism at Coventry University, said: “With Leveson Inquiry clearly altering the journalism landscape, Christopher Graham is a good beacon to guide our search for truth. Plus as a journalist turned regulator, he can offer an interesting perspective from both sides of the journalistic coin.
“I am delighted Christopher is able to share his thoughts, opinions and experiences with us here.”
My Life With The Seven Ups’
In an historic Coventry Conversation the series Director of Photography George Jesse came to Coventry to converse about being part of such a landmark project and living with the ‘Seven ups’
This programme is widely seen as one of the greatest TV documentary series ever, ’Seven Up’ started nearly half a century ago on ITV and has followed a diverse group of British children through the thick and thin of life. The critically acclaimed show is pure television ethnographic gold.
His images also dominated ‘World In Action’ for a quarter of a century.