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Relating arts and social sciences

Next Thursday 4 November sees the first in a short series of public discussions about how art and social sciences can be re-examined.

The lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science will be on Arts and Innovation: The Challenge of the New Media, with a panel including David Docherty, head of new services and deputy director, BBC Television; Anthony Gormley, sculptor, and board member of the Arts Council of England; Katherine Clarke, artist-partner, MUF; Nina Pope, artist; and chairperson Roger Silverstone, professor of media and communications at LSE.

The series has arisen out of a group called the Social Science and Arts Think Tank at LSE, chaired for the past year by social anthropologist Professor Henrietta Moore. The group of actors, artists, journalists, writers, academics and policy makers has been considering how to rethink and reformulate the relationship between the arts and social sciences, with this series taking their discussions to a wider audience.

All lectures will be at the Old Theatre, LSE at 5.30pm and are open to all, with a reception after.

24 November 1999
Arts and Public Policy: The new welfare state:
Panel: Sylvia King, Chief Executive, Jubilee Arts;
Mike White, Assistant Director, Arts at Gateshead Council
Charlie Barker, Deputy Director, Sefton Social Services
Chair: Susie Orbach, LSE

2 February 2000
Arts and Education: The pursuit of emotional literacy
Panel: Chris Woodhead, Ofsted
John Akomfrah, Smoking Dogs Films
Sandy Nairn, Director of National Programmes, Tate Gallery
And others to be confirmed
Chair: Kevin Jones

8 March 2000
Arts and Science: The challenge of the unknown
Panel: To be confirmed
Chair: Fiona Shaw

For further information about these debates, please contact Hazel Johnstone on 020 7955 7602, email h.johnstone@lse.ac.uk| or see the LSE Gender Institute website at http://www.lse.ac.uk/depts/gender|

Ends

To attend any of these debates or to talk to LSE staff involved, please contact Hazel Johnstone on 020 7955 7602 or the LSE Press Office on 020 7955 7060.

29 October 1999

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