Ormiston Families Annual Lecture – Chris Atkins
- 17 November 2021
- Buckingham House Conference Centre Murray Edwards College Storeys Way Cambridge CB3 0DR
We are delighted to announce that the annual Ormiston Families’ lecture is to be given by the BAFTA nominated journalist, filmmaker and author of ‘A Bit Of A Stretch : The diaries of a prisoner’ Chris Atkins. The lecture will take place at the Buckingham House Conference Centre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge on Wednesday 17 November 2021.
Chris Atkins is a BAFTA-nominated film-maker. His feature documentaries Taking Liberties and Starsuckers were critically acclaimed and made front page news. He has also worked extensively with Dispatches for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama, and made the highly controversial drama UKIP: The First 100 Days.
In 2016, Chris was sentenced to five years in prison after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film. Upon being sentenced, he was transferred to HMP Wandsworth. His diaries of his time inside, A Bit of a Stretch, was published in 2020.
This event will be held under any social distancing guidelines that prevail at the time.
All proceeds to Ormiston Families.