..ARE BACK! By popular demand the Winter Lectures start on Wednesday 27th January kicking off with Jonathan Maitland asking the question “Why write a play about Jimmy Savile?”. Jonathan Maitland lives locally. From 1988 he reported for Radio 4’s Today programme and BBC News. Since 1999 he has presented ITV1’s flagship current affairs show ‘Tonight’ and the BAFTA-nominated House of Horrors. His first play, ‘Dead Sheep’, was the most successful production in the Park Theatre’s history. His second play, ‘An Audience with Jimmy Savile’, went to Edinburgh after the Park Theatre. The Daily Mail called it “A striking, memorable, urgent piece of work, a powerful j’accuse”.
All lectures will take place in St Saviour’s Church, Cobbold Road, W12 9LN, 8.00-9.00pm.
Refreshments will be available from 7.40pm. Donations welcome.
Wednesday 27th January – Jonathan Maitland kicks us off asking the question “Why write a play about Jimmy Savile?”.
Wednesday 24th February – Prof. Steve Schifferes will speak on “London’s Housing Problems – the last 100 years”.
Wednesday 23rd March – Matthew Morgan will speak on “Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus: Seeing and Believing”; this will be a precursor to a National Gallery
exhibition later in 2016.
Wednesday 27th April – Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP will discuss “Why the European Convention on Human Rights should matter to us”.
Steve Schifferes also lives locally, and is Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism at City University London. He has covered economic and social issues for BBC News and London Weekend Television for 25 years, reporting from around the world on economic crises, trade issues, and social upheavals. Steve also worked for Shelter, where he campaigned on homelessness and council housing issues.
Matthew Morgan is a Trustee of the Upper Room, and Adult Learning Officer at the National
Gallery, where he teaches and lectures on a broad range of periods and artists. He is an Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London, and was a Director at Christie’s for ten years. He is currently completing his PhD on Art Museums in Las Vegas.
Dominic Grieve was the Attorney General from May 2010 to July 2014, Shadow Justice
Secretary from January 2009 to May 2010, Shadow Home Secretary from June 2008 to January
2009, and Shadow Attorney General from 2003-2009. President of the Franco-British Society, and Vice-Chairman of the Franco-British Council. MP for Beaconsfield since 1997, called to the Bar in 1980 and appointed QC in 2008.
All our eminent speakers are giving their time free to support The Upper Room. Please come and hear what they have to say.
Traditionally the lectures have been the last Wednesday of the month, but we have moved the March session forward one week to avoid the Easter holidays. Space is limited, so in order to guarantee yourself a seat for any of the lectures please telephone Alyson on 0208 740 5688 or email her on: firstname.lastname@example.org