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The Dimbleby Lecture


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Lord Annan Provost of University College, London delivers the first of an annual series of television lectures, before a specially invited audience at the BBC Television Centre. What Are Universities For, Anyway?
Universities are under attack. mps call them expensive ivory towers. Civil Servants say they should be made more productive. The public complains that there are too many students, supported for three years by taxpayers' money, which is squandered in sit-ins, demos and disturbances.
Tonight Lord Annan examines the criticisms, takes a fresh look at current policies in higher education, and states his own beliefs about the true role of the university in our society.
The lecture is introduced by David Attenborough
Director of Programmes, BBC Television


Unknown: Lord Annan Provost
Introduced By: David Attenborough
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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