BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: New Generation Thinker Christopher Bannister from the University of Manchester: A War of Words

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To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

While the Second World War raged across the rest of the world, Latin America was relatively untouched by violence. Nevertheless, public opinion in such a strategically important region was vital to the British war effort. Bombs and bullets were no use here, so fashion shows, book launches, soap operas and films became the British Ministry of Information’s weapons of war.

New Generation Thinker Dr Christopher Bannister, a former post-doctoral researcher at Newcastle University who is now teaching at the University of Manchester, explores the propaganda war.

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to select ten academics each year who can turn their research into radio.


For your information…

  • Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Monday 5 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Monday 19 February.
  • Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
  • To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

Welcome to the Free Thinking Festival from BBC Radio 3. All weekend here at Sage Gateshead we’re gathering together a throng of talented individuals to wrestle, debate and celebrate the theme of this year’s festival: The One and the Many. Whether it’s the impact of social media,...

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