Orwell, Stoicism Week, Sue Webster and Gavin Turk on Glass Art

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As Scotland and England consider the future of the United Kingdom, Philip Dodd discusses what Orwell and his version of Englishness might have to offer the debate, with Robert Colls, author of 'George Orwell: English Rebel', historian Selina Todd, and singer and author Pat Kane.

As an exhibition of glasswork by contemporary British artists opens in London, Philip talks to two of the contributors Gavin Turk and Sue Webster about working in the medium.

And from the Ancient Agora to the therapist's couch? A group of philosophers and psychotherapists suggest Stoic philosophy is a tool for self help. Are they right? Philip is joined by Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Jules Evans who is one of the organisers of Stoic Week and by classicist Professor Edith Hall, and philosopher and journalist Mark Vernon.

Produced by Luke Mulhall.

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45 minutes

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Tue 26 Nov 2013 22:00

Glasstress: White Light / White Heat

Glasstress 2013 is on at The London College of Fashion from Wednesday 27 November 2013 until Sunday 23 February 2014 and The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, London until Wednesday 26 February 2014.

George Orwell

George Orwell: English Rebel written by Robert Colls is published by Oxford University Press.

Stoicism Week

For more information on the stoicism week, running until Monday 2 December 2013 please see this Exeter University blog.


Role Contributor
PresenterPhilip Dodd
ProducerLuke Mulhall
Interviewed GuestGavin Turk
Interviewed GuestSue Webster
Interviewed GuestPat Kane
Interviewed GuestEdith Hall
Interviewed GuestMark Vernon
Interviewed GuestRobert Colls
Interviewed GuestSelina Todd
Interviewed GuestJules Evans

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