By John Galloway
"For 30 years I made movies, and each movie is an innovation in itself," explains Oscar winning Lord David Puttnam (above), speaking in that clear, soft, easily recognisable voice amidst the background buzz of the House of Lords visitors bar. "You start off with an idea and your job over a period of months, or years, is to bring it to the screen. If you didn't have either the guts, or the tenacity, or the patience to do that, you can't be a film maker." All of which are qualities he believes are necessary to see any innovation through; many of which he has to his credit, including several in education, one of his passions.