Law, Society and Popular Culture
Visit by JP Rossouw
30 May 2009
On 8 May, the Centre hosted a seminar to celebrate the special issue of the Journal Entertainment and Sports Law, entitled Governing Celebrity: Multiculturalism, Offensive television content and Celebrity Big Brother. This excellent seminar was kicked off by Trevor Barnes and Louise Thorley from OFCOM. Trevor gave a presentation entitled ‘Celebrity Big Brother – The Decision’ can you add link to powerpoint please which was followed by a lively discussion. Papers were then given from the Special issue by Dania Thomas and Lieve Gies from Keele, with Bettina Lange from Oxford discussing these. The session was ably chaired by Birkbeck’s Les Moran, and we hope to offer a follow up to this in the near future. See some pictures of the event here.
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