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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
09 July 2008
repeat  13 July
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Laurie Taylor
is joined by Stephen Gundle, Professor of Film and Television Studies at Warwick University and the author of Glamour: A History and Peter York, management consultant, cultural critic and columnist to debate the origin of glamour and its shift into the contemporary world.

Winston Fletcher, former Chairman of the Advertising Association and author of Powers of Persuasion: The Inside Story of British Advertising and Peter York discuss the development and impact of British advertising.
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Stephen Gundle
Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick

Glamour: A History
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN-10: 0199210985
ISBN-13: 978-0199210985

Peter York
Management consultant, broadcaster, author and regular columnist for Harpers & Queens, The Independent on Sunday, GQ and Management Today

Cooler, Faster, More Expensive: The Return of the Sloane Ranger
Peter York, Olivia Stewart-Liberty
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN-10: 1843546779
ISBN-13: 978-1843546771

Winston Fletcher
Chairman of the Advertising Standards Boards of finance; Visiting Professor in Marketing at the University of Westminster and Vice President of the History of advertising Trust

Powers of Persuasion: The inside story of British advertising
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN-10: 0199228019
ISBN-13: 978-0199228010

Thinking Allowed: Imagination and the City
In Association with the Open University
Hosted by Laurie Taylor with Will Self

How does the way we imagine the city match up to the realities of urban life?
How is our experience of the city, affected by the ideas, fears and fantasies we have about it?
When crime statistics say one thing and fear says another, what kind of social reality does the fantasy create?

Join the debate and have your say as social science meets art, and Will Self, novelist and ‘psychogeographer' faces urban sociologists and city ethnographers to discuss the role of the imagination in the reality of city life.

Recording on: 24 July 2008 at 2pm
Venue: BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
Tickets available by calling: 0370 901 1227 or from this website Tickets for BBC Shows
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