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Please note the venue for this event has changed.

The venue for this event has changed from Middleton Hall at the University of Hull to University of Hull, Staff House, Lindsey Suite. All original tickets remain valid.

Deborah Bull, the Assistant Principal of King’s College London, has enjoyed a long and successful career in the arts, first as performer and, more recently, as creative leader and cultural commentator. She danced with the Royal Ballet from 1981 until 2001, performing leading roles throughout the classical and contemporary repertoire. In 2002, she joined the Royal Opera House executive to devise and implement strategies for developing new art, new artists and new audiences, becoming Creative Director in 2008 and taking the lead on the organisation’s Olympic programming.

Following her appearance at the Oxford Union in 1996 and a subsequent invitation to deliver the Annual Arts Council Lecture the same year, she has written and spoken on the arts across a wide range of media and in 1998 she was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the arts. She has served as a member of Arts Council England, as a governor of the BBC, as a judge for the 2010 Booker Prize and is currently a member of the governing body of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Vice President, Cultural Development, at the British Science Association.

Come and listen to Deborah talk about her extraordinary career, the challenges and the obstacles she has faced and how these shaped her into the person she is today.
One of a series of monthly lectures, staged in collaboration with BP, Hull 2017 and the University of Hull, to spark cultural conversation.


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