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The Grayson Perry Gala Lecture: seats available for UCL staff

6 November 2013

The celebrated artist Grayson Perry will give a lecture on Tuesday 26 November to inaugurate the Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CHIRP) and Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) at UCL.

Grayson Perry

100 seats for the lecture, to be held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, are available for UCL staff on a first-come, first-served basis, by reply to lucy.stagg@ucl.ac.uk The lecture starts at 6.30pm, with drinks from 6pm.

Grayson Perry has recently been presenting the 2013 Reith Lectures on BBC Radio 4. In a series of talks titled Playing to the Gallery, Perry considers the state of art in the 21st Century

Professor Lisa Jardine, Centre Director, said: "We are delighted that Grayson Perry will be giving this lecture to inaugurate our Centres. He will be speaking about history and tradition in art, and how this affects and influences an artist in the modern world.

"I will be introducing Grayson on the night and explaining the role of the two research centres CELL and CHIRP at UCL, what we currently do and what we hope to do next. I hope that UCL staff can join us for what will be a very special evening."

Image: Grayson Perry on BBC Newsnight Review in 2009 (Credit: Flickr/stringberd)


UCL Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CHIRP)
UCL Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL)
Directions to RIBA