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The RIBA has secured Channel 4 director of programmes Tim Gardam to deliver its second annual lecture, entitled Public Space and Private Pleasure.

Gardam was instrumental in bringing the Stirling Prize to television, for which he was awarded an honorary fellowship in 2002.

He was also responsible for initiating other architectural programmes, such as Grand Designs.

Gardam - who is following in the footsteps of last year's inaugural lecturer Jonathan Dimbleby - will attempt to explore the similarities between television producers and architects, debating the factors that can make 'the good popular and the popular good'.

RIBA president Paul Hyett said he was delighted the television executive had accepted the institute's invitation.

'Advancing and promoting architecture in line with our charter is heavily dependent on our ability to communicate the benefit and joy of good design to the widest audience, 'he said.

'I expect a deeply stimulating and typically profound presentation, 'Hyett added.

The lecture - which will coincide with the presentation of this year's 19 honorary fellowships - will be held at the institute's Portland Place headquarters on 14 April.Gardam was unable to pick up his fellowship last year and so Hyett will present it to him after the speech.

Only 100 tickets are available to the public, priced at £10, on a firstcome first-served basis.To book call 020 7307 3699.

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