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The State of the Arts in the UK

The Oxford Forum is proud to present a panel drawing from politics and the arts to discuss the state of the arts in contemporary Britain. Are museums too elitist and exclusive? Should there be more public funding for the arts? Should the BBC do more to promote cultural institutions? All this and more will be discussed.


Venue: Okinaga Room, Wadham College

The Speakers:

Christine Jardine MP: elected to the Edinburgh West constituency in the 2017 General Election, the Liberal Democrat MP has been a journalist, broadcaster, and university teacher, and Media Adviser on Scotland to Downing Street during the Coalition Government.

Christopher Le Brun: President of the Royal Academy of Arts since 2011, he studied painting at the Slade School of Art and Chelsea School of Art in the 1970s, going on to become an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been collected by the Tate Gallery, the British Museum, MoMA, and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York. He has also been a Trustee of the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

This event is free and open to all.

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