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Join Dr Susannah Lipscomb, Dr Matthew Sweet and Professor Sarah Churchwell for a conversation about media and intellectualism, entertainment and analysis.

How does broadcast media maintain a space for ideas that are often, by their nature, narrowcasting? Is entertainment winning out over thinking? Join Dr Susannah Lipscomb, Dr Matthew Sweet and Professor Sarah Churchwell for a conversation about media and intellectualism, entertainment and analysis.

Suzannah Lipscomb has a background well-grounded in public intellectualism and also in the academic sector. As well as being Senior Lecturer in History at the New College of the Humanities (NCUH), Suzannah also works widely with the media, writing for The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, BBC History Magazine, and History Today. Broadcasting credits also include writing and appearing in documentaries such as Hidden Killer of the Victorian Home (BBC 4) and the six part series, Bloody Tales of Europe (National Geographic) which she co-presented with Joe Crowley. Suzannah has also appeared on Newsnight, The One Show, GMTV, Sky News, Time Team, BBC News, BBC World, NBS, Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and LBC, amongst others. As Research Curator at Hampton Court Palace, Suzannah's work won the AHRC 2011 'Humanities in the Creative Economy' Award, and the 2012 Museums and Heritage Award for Excellence. Her latest book, 'A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England' (Ebury, 2012) was described by Hilary Mantel as a "genuinely useful and discriminating guide for all Tudor fans".

Matthew Sweet is a writer, broadcaster, and current presenter of Nightwaves on BBC Radio 3 and The Philosopher's Arms on BBC Radio 4. Matthew is also the author of numerous TV films and series, including the documentary, Shepperton Babylon (adapted from his book of the same name which chronicles the history of the British film business from the silent days and featuring fascinating interviews with some surviving figures from the period), Silent Britain, Checking into History, British Film Forever, Inventing the Victorians, The Rules of Film Noir and A Brief History of Fun, as well as several Dr Who audio plays and short stories. A review by Andrew Motion declared Matthew's most recent book, 'The West End Front' (Faber and Faber, 2011), to be "very good fun... And full of amusing peculiarities".

Follow Suzannah on Twitter: @sixteenthCgirl
Follow Matthew on Twitter: @DrMatthewSweet
Follow Sarah on Twitter: @sarahchurchwell


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Date and Time:

10 November 2013 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



UEA London
102 Middlesex Street
E1 7EZ

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