Date of release: Monday, December 21, 2015

Peter DayThe profound changes brought about by technology will be under scrutiny in a public lecture by an award-winning journalist.

Peter Day has been reporting for the BBC for the past 40 years on developments in the business world. His seminar, The World Turned Upside Down, takes place on Wednesday 13 January.

Among topics for discussion are how a familiar world is being upended by technology, for better or for worse, and whether the public grasps quite how profound these changes are.

A three-times winner of the Harold Wincott Award for broadcast business journalism, Peter Day is the presenter of In Business for BBC Radio 4. Since 2000 he has also made the programme Global Business for the BBC World Service. The Times called In Business "the best business-related programme on TV or radio", and it is one of the most popular BBC podcasts.

The event takes place at 5pm at the Greenwich Campus. It is the latest in the Big Picture seminar series, run by the university's Business School, in which high-profile and leading figures from media, commerce and industry share their tips and expertise. The events have proved to be hugely popular among university staff, students and the general public.

For more about the Big Picture seminar series, and to register: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business/services/events/events/current/big-picture-seminar/upcoming-seminars

For more about studying with the Business School: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business, email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

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Picture: Peter Day.