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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Radio 4 in association with RSA
The next in the series of Radio 4's exciting new talks strand – FOUR THOUGHT – takes place in the RSA's Benjamin Franklin Room on Wednesday 20 June from 6-7.30pm.
Combining two of the trademark elements of both the RSA and Radio 4 - big ideas and evocative storytelling - speakers will be invited to take to the stage ready to air their latest thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect our culture and society. Talks will be unscripted, thought-provoking and entertaining, with a personal dimension.
Speakers will include: Dr Naif al-Mutawa, creator of comic superheroes The 99, on the importance of cultural interpretation; academic and writer Alice Bell on the myth of ‘scientific literacy’; Principal of the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers, Gillian Wheeler on the joy and the future of flower design and writer, publisher and technologist James Bridle on embedding our memories and experiences in ‘the network’.
Chair: David Baddiel, writer and broadcaster
FOUR THOUGHT will be broadcast at a later date on BBC Radio 4.
Places for this very special event are strictly limited and we anticipate extremely high demand.
Find out more about the series Four Thought and listen to past episodes on the BBC iPlayer.
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