Date of release: Friday, September 11, 2015

Zoe WilliamsExpert views from the worlds of entrepreneurship, public relations, journalism and politics are just some of the highlights in a new series of free public lectures at the University of Greenwich this autumn.

The university's popular Big Picture seminar series, run by its Business School, starts again in October and once more gives high-profile speakers a chance to share their expertise with students, staff and the public.

Subjects coming up in future seminars, which run until next spring, also include leadership and management, the economy and the media. The events provide rare and personal insights into the bigger picture of how industries operate.

While it free to attend, registration is essential due to demand, with details below.

The series starts on Thursday 8 October with entrepreneur Sylvia Marshall, from Cosy Homes She is followed by Colin Byrne, Chief Executive Officer of global public relations agency Weber Shandwick, who will be sharing his expertise in media relations, corporate and political communications and issues management on Wednesday 14 October.

Guardian journalist Zoe Williams, pictured, will be speaking on Wednesday 21 October, in a talk entitled Activism and journalism; mutually exclusive or sometimes quite helpful to one another? Zoe was 2013's Print Journalist of the Year for the Speaking Together Media Awards and is the author of Bring It On, Baby, about the politicisation of motherhood.

The fourth event of the series features Tom Levitt, Former Labour MP and Chair of Trustees of Fair For You, speaking on What Charities can learn from Business (and ViceVersa). He is an authority on how smaller businesses and local charities can work for mutual benefit within communities.

For more details of the series and its speakers, and to book, see

To find out more about studying with the Business School:, email or call 020 8331 9000.

Story by Public Relations

Picture: Zoe Williams.