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Culture and Inequality: a talk about talent

Ralph Miliband Lectures on Inequalities: dimensions and challenges

Date: Wednesday 4 May 2005
Time: 6.30pm
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker:  Professor Richard Sennett
Professor David Held

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.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.