Date of release: Friday, October 11, 2013

Big Picture seminar seriesFinding the funny bone – or how to get people’s attention when they are not really interested – is the intriguing subject of the university’s latest Big Picture seminar.

The event features a talk from William Day, Sustainability Advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a former Grants Director for Comic Relief. It takes place from 5pm on Wednesday 30 October at the Greenwich Campus.

Run by the university’s Business School, the Big Picture seminar series sees high-profile speakers sharing their expertise on a range of topics from entrepreneurship, leadership and management to economics and the media. All are welcome to attend, including staff, students and the general public. Events are popular and registration in advance is essential.

Mr Day, Fellow of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, has been Chairman of the BBC Children in Need Appeal and was an independent assessor for the public appointments process of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

He was involved in the establishment of Comic Relief, and as its first Grants Director was responsible for setting up its grants programme for Africa. As well as being involved in the production of Comic Relief’s television and radio documentaries, he has worked as a producer and presenter for the BBC World Service for Africa.

Mr Day has also spent a large part of his career working with a range of relief and development organisations such as Save the Children, OXFAM, and Opportunity Trust in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan, and most recently was Chief Executive of CARE International UK.

To register, or to find out about other seminars coming up in the autumn, see:

For those who cannot attend, all the seminars will be podcast, with details at the above site.

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