Bournemouth University has organised a series of lectures on Wednesday 22 April 2015 to celebrate the 15th birthday of its MA Radio Production course.
Britain’s first Professor of Radio and founder of the MA course Seán Street will give a talk, discussing his book 'The Poetry of Radio - The Colour of Sound' A big believer in the potential of sound as a poetic medium, Seán will use his considerable experience as a writer, poet and broadcaster to discuss how to unlock new ways of seeing and making in radio production.
At 1pm the same day, Emeritus Professor Andrew Crisell will talk about how comedy on British radio became radio comedy. By providing a historical perspective, his presentation will illustrate how radiogenic comedy plays with the positive and negative aspects of the medium’s blindness – unleashing or thwarting the listener’s imagination in the process.
Jo Tyler, Programme Co-Ordinator on the MA Radio Production course, said, "BIRSt.co.uk has developed as a radio lab for our MA and BA students in Radio and Media Production, this week we showcase a range of new ideas and output that is the tip of the iceberg of what these future thinking producers will take into industry with them.
"It is a real privilege to be able to have the originator of the MA Radio Production course, Emeritus Professor Sean Street, return to BU to share his new work with the students who now include BA (Hons) Radio. Sean has inspired many of the lecturers and alumni students working in industry and continues to develop resources for the medium."
Special interviews will be hosted on BIRSt.co.uk from 2pm on Friday 24th April, with the MA-run radio station continuing its remit of providing innovative, thought-provoking and award-winning Internet radio on demand.