This event includes a performance of French chansons from Dr Peter Hawkins (Department of French), with Jonathan Palmer, former Head of Music at Clifton High School.
Questions of national spending and how best to invest public money have become all the more urgent in the current economic climate. The Arts in particular have felt significant cuts in public spending, including a 30 per cent funding cut to Arts Council England and a 40 per cent cut in university funding following the withdrawal of the teaching grant for the Arts and Humanities. The public is now being called upon to invest in the future of the Arts and Humanities and it is critical that we present their value to society, but how? Can the Arts and Humanities be measured in terms of economic revenue and commerce alone or should other criteria be considered? Are they valued entirely differently to science and business? And what role can they play in the UK’s economic recovery?
Join us for a panel discussion and get involved in the debate about this critical area: this is your chance to share your views about the value of the Arts and Humanities at a time of rapid global change in our societies and economies.