Is it possible, or desirable, to measure the quality of an artwork?

In a world of shrinking resources, the question of how we decide which art should receive finance is ever more pressing. Rosemary Laryea asks if, when putting money into good quality art is the goal, it’s possible to set criteria to judge what makes “good art”. Rosemary talks to members…

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Mental Wealth

Sarah Garfinkel spoke at the Mental Wealth Festival; This festival featured talks, debates and workshops, from politicians to health sector innovators, mental health campaigners to business leaders, to arts institutions and leading charities. Her talk was in collaboration with MQ, a charity devoted to mental health research. She discussed her work…

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Psycho: shaping mental health narratives?

The 1960s were a period of intense struggles over knowledge about the human mind, with psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts in deep conflict. It was also a period in which cinema became preoccupied with psychological ideas and the Hitchcock classic Psycho was part of this generation. Join us for a special…

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Tomorrow’s World – Britain’s Greatest Invention

Aired on 15th June on BBC2, this live episode saw seven celebrities to battle it out to reveal Britain’s Greatest Invention live. Sir Trevor McDonald, Angela Rippon, Giles Coren, Len Goodman, David Harewood, Angela Scanlon and Nick Knowles each champion one object in their bid to persuade the audience to vote for their invention and win the title of Britain’s Greatest Invention.  Sarah Garfinkel provided a scientist’s perspective.