^Hale, Dean. Lord Puttnam to step down as Chancellor. AblogUS - University of Sunderland blog. University of Sunderland. 2006-11-02 [2008-06-16]. "Lord Puttnam has been appointed to the post of Chancellor at the Open University, and will step down from his role of Chancellor at the University of Sunderland following the July 2007 awards ceremonies. When Lord Puttnam presides over his final degree ceremony in July 2007 it will mark ten years since his appointment as the University of Sunderland's first Chancellor."
^Lord Puttnam is appointed Chancellor of The Open University, 新聞稿. Open University. 2006-10-03 [2006-10-08]. "Speaking about the appointment, Lord Puttnam said: "Having enjoyed an incredibly fruitful decade as Chancellor of the University of Sunderland, I'm delighted to have been offered the chance to make a similar contribution to the institution that most clearly mirrors my own academic journey.""