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Fiona Reynolds: The Fight for Beauty

Dame Fiona Reynolds FBA, Master, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

‘The fight for beauty’

Recorded at the British Academy Soirée, Tuesday 28 June 2016

Beauty is a word we all use, readily, to describe what we love in the world around us. But it’s not a word that you will find today in public policy or official dialogue. We have become almost embarrassed to talk about beauty, and emphasise instead only the things you can measure, or contribute to growth. Yet it wasn’t always like that. Fiona Reynolds will tell the story of those who have fought for beauty, and made a difference: and why it’s vital to revive the fight today, to secure a better future for us all.

List of speakers at the British Academy Soirée 2016