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Think Tank – The Decline of Cinema With Dr Karina Aveyard From University of East Anglia

21st March 2023 @ 15:35 - 16:35

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Think Tank is a series of interdisciplinary webinars for Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students, engaging academics and students in debate. We tackle some of the pressing national and global issues being faced today.

Here, we are delighted to welcome Dr Karina Aveyard, Associate Professor of Media, Arts and Humanities in the School of Art, Media and American Studies at University of East Anglia who will lead a discussion on The Decline of Cinema.

Karina, a leading academic and published author on the topic, will set the scene at the beginning of the session by presenting her perspective on the key issues relating to cinema both in the UK and internationally. Ahead of the event, we will invite students to submit questions and arguments HERE within the overall session theme which, following the introductory input from Karina, are then either posed by the student themselves or by the host, depending upon each student’s preference. Karina will then lead the discussion with plenty of opportunity for students to engage. The event will progress in a similar way to ‘Question Time’.

Woven into the discussion, university academics are encouraged to shed light on how undergraduates engage in these critical issues during their studies.

Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Karina Aveyard


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Key Stage 4 & Key Stage 5 students and equivalent with an interest in The Decline of Cinema, either as part of their studies, their university aspirations, personal interests, or related citizenship studies. This is suitable for both groups or individual students and teachers.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to consider the theme and discuss some of the key issues, prior to submitting questions and arguments for our panel to address live. These can be submitted HERE.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:

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