Public Service Broadcasting (PBS) is in an existential crisis. The BBC, stuck with a frozen licence fee and rocketing inflation, is cutting back and preparing for a future without state funding. ITV wonders whether it should remain a public service broadcaster, and Channel 4 is being deserted by younger viewers who are turning to Tiktok and You Tube. Religious broadcasting was already in retreat before this latest crisis. Can anything be done to secure its future in a rapidly changing media environment?

When | Thursday 18 May 2023, 7.30-c.9pm

Where | St Albans Cathedral & Online via Zoom Webinar

Cost | £10 (£6 students)

Speakers| Dean Jo Kelly-Moore and presenter, Roger Bolton

Roger presented Feedback and the Sunday Programme for Radio 4 and Right to Reply for Channel 4. Before that he was a BBC executive and also edited various television programmes including Heart of the Matter and Panorama for the BBC and This Week for Thames Television. He is a trustee of the Religion Media Centre, and on the Little Gaddesden PCC.


All ticket-holders will receive a recording of the event. If you are unable to attend live, please purchase an online ticket. 

How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or by calling the Learning Administrator on 01727 890212 between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Tickets will be on sale until 12noon on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

Clergy and Readers in St Albans Diocese have complimentary access to our Adult Learning courses, talks, study days, and reading groups. For clergy/Reader bookings, please email [email protected] with your name and role and we will confirm your place.