Talks

Is a genius born or made? Where did the idea of 'the artist' originate? What is the impact of the Cold War on British culture? What was the experience of war actually like?

From world history to art, culture and science, our all year round talks programme offers you the opportunity to engage with world-renowned specialists and researchers, who are providing new insight and perspectives into contemporary culture, society and history.

Visions Season - Visualising

Writers work by enabling the reader to visualise a space, a scene, an object, a character, a feeling, an action. The writers in this season’s programme are all wonderfully visionary, imaginatively speculative and sumptuous for their ability to give us visions via a written and sounded language.

Children taken into care in Somerset at a house (Holnicote), requisitioned by Somerset County Council.