Previous City Talks

In Conversation With Patrick le Quément

Automotive designer Patrick le Quément spearheaded the designs behind 60 million cars and Renault’s campaign to build the image of innovation and quality it enjoys today.

During an interview with presenter and content creator Jess Rogers, Patrick discussed his journey from his very first visit to the UK as a 12-year-old and his studies at Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts (BCU predecessor institution) to his impressive career at Simca, Ford, Volkswagen Group and Renault.

This episode of City Talks was recorded during BCU Alumni Festival 2023.

Sir Lenny Henry in Conversation

The actor, comedian and charitable campaigner spoke to an audience of 500 staff, students and the wider public at a special event celebrating his role as Chancellor of Birmingham City University.

During an hour-long live interview with broadcaster June Sarpong MBEthe Dudley-born star said he was proud to be involved with activity to increase representation in his industry and that there were a number of initiatives taking place.

In Conversation With Jo Brand

Watch again as comedy queen Jo Brand returned to Birmingham City University to speak about her career in comedy and kick start the 2017 City Talks series. This event was originally streamed live on 22 February.