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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 16th May 2011

The Tabernacle

7pm

SoldOut

Molly Dineen

Molly Dineen

Molly Dineen is one of the most acclaimed documentary film-makers working in Britain today. She was awarded The Grierson Memorial Trust 2003 Trustees' Award for outstanding contribution to the art of documentary and won a BAFTA and Grierson Award for her latest film The Lie of the Land, a 90 minute documentary portrait of the British countryside and the demise of farming. Other documentaries include: The Lord's Tale, (about reform of the House of Lords) Geri, (about Geri Halliwell), In the Company of Men (about the Welsh Guards), and The Ark (a series about the London zoo for BBC2, which won the BAFTA award for best series). Molly studied documentary making at the National Film and Television School. The BFI have recently released a DVD set of the best of twenty years of her documentaries.

Will Hutton

Will Hutton

Will Hutton advises senior political and business figures and is one of the pre-eminent economics commentators in the country. He began his career in the City as a stockbroker and investment analyst before moving to the BBC, where he worked both on radio, as a producer and reporter, and on TV as economics correspondent for Newsnight. He spent four years as editor-in-chief of The Observer, for which he continues to write a weekly column. He also regularly contributes to The Guardian and The Financial Times. His best-known book is probably The State We’re In, which was seen at the time as setting the scene for the Blair revolution. Since then he has published The State to Come, The Stakeholding Society, On The Edge (with Anthony Giddens), a groundbreaking analysis of globalisation and The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century. His latest book, Them and Us: Changing Britain. In March 2011 he published the Final Report of his Independent Review into Fair Pay in the Public Sector, after being commissioned by the Prime Minister and the Chancellor in June 2010 to make recommendations on promoting pay fairness in the public sector.

Gerald Scarfe

Gerald Scarfe

Gerald Scarfe was born in London. He was asthmatic as a child and spent much time drawing and reading. After a brief period at the Royal College of Art in London, he established himself as a satirical cartoonist, working for Punch magazine and Private Eye during the early sixties. He has had many exhibitions worldwide, including New York, Osaka, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and London, and 50 one-man shows. He has designed the sets and costumes for plays, operas and musicals in London, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, and also in New Zealand. His film work includes designing and directing the animation for Pink Floyd's The Wall. Scarfe has written, directed and appeared in many live action and documentary films for BBC and Channel 4 and has published many books of his work. His most recent book, The Making of Pink Floyd's The Wall was published in October 2010. Scarfe has been political cartoonist for the Sunday Times for 45 years, and has worked for The New Yorker magazine for 20 years. His work regularly appears in many periodicals. Gerald Scarfe received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2008.

Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes is an historian and author. She read Ancient and Modern History at Oxford University and then continued her post-graduate research while traveling through the Balkans and Asia Minor. She has written and presented a number of documentaries for radio and television including When The Moors Ruled Europe; Helen of Troy; What's The Point of Forgiveness; Atlantis: The Evidence and The Story of Buddhism. In recognition of her contribution to research, Bettany has been awarded a Research Fellowship at King's London. Her most recent series for BBC 2 is Divine Women which charts the role of women in the history of religion.