Stephen Frears – ‘In Conversation’

3 December 2008 – (HARC) – speaker: film director, Stephen Frears – Stephen Frears, one of the UK’s most eminent film directors, talks to Professor John Ellis and Professor Mandy Merck about his work in film and television.


Brickbats in Cyberspace

1 December 2008 – (HARC) – A panel discussion considers the emerging role of blogging in opening up critical dialogue about theatre and in creating new career avenues for critical writers.

David Harvey – The Enigma of Capital

21 November 2008 – (HARC) – speaker: Professor David Harvey – Professor Harvey offers a detailed analysis of the current crisis of capitalism, examining – in orthodox Marxist terms – capitalism’s resilient reproductive abilities for continued survival and formulates severe criticism of the system of capitalist circulation of values.

Catherine Volpihac-Auger – Was Plato a Christian?

5 November 2008 – (HARC) – speaker: Professor Catherine Volpihac-Auger – Plato’s monotheism was much discussed in 17th and 18th century France and this forms the basis of Professor Volpihac-Auger’s comparative analysis of Plato and Socrates during the Enlightenment.