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Culture and Inequality: a talk about talent

Professor Richard Sennett, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will give a public lecture on Culture and Inequality at LSE on Wednesday 4 May.

Progressive politics has trouble to grips with differences of ability; both labour and educational policy deal badly with this intractable human inequality. Professor Sennett's lecture is about two cultural formulas for making sense of talent: meritocracy and craftsmanship. His argument is that progressives should worry less about enabling meritocracy, more about promoting craftsmanship.

Richard Sennett is professor of sociology at LSE and chair of the LSE Cities Programme.

Professor David Held, LSE, will chair this lecture, which is one in a series of Ralph Miliband Lectures on Inequalities: dimensions and challenges.

Culture and Inequality: a talk about talent is on Wednesday 4 May at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

28 April 2005

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