After a lively opening debate on Monday night on the future of universities in this country, the Inside Out Festival, staged in association with the New Statesman, continues with 11 events this afternoon and this evening.
Among the highlights are “The Art of War“, a panel discussion on the ethics and representation of warfare (participants include Philippe Sands QC and Kate Adie), and the launch at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of Harvey Cohen’s new book Duke Ellington’s America, which will be followed by music from the Guildhall Jazz Band. See here for details of the full programme.
And don’t forget two events later in the week chaired by the NS culture editor Jonathan Derbyshire: tomorrow night, Jonathan will chairing “The Contemporary Thomas Lawrence?“, a panel discussion at the National Portrait Gallery. Timed to coincide with “Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance“, the first major exhibition of Lawrence’s work to be staged in this country for more than 30 years, the discussion will centre on who or what in the contemporary art world might play the part that Thomas Lawrence fulfilled in the 18th century. With Professor Eileen Hogan (Wimbledon College of Art), Mark Pomeroy (Royal Academy), David Barrie (David Barrie & Associates) and Tot Taylor, director of the Riflemaker Gallery. Tickets can be booked here.
And on Friday, Jonathan will chair a debate on “The Literature of New Labour” with Blake Morrison, John O’Farrell, Robert Hampson and Shahidha Bari. Tickets are still available.