Simon Schama Biography
Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York and is a fabulous after dinner and keynote speaker. Since 1990, Simon has presented more than thirty documentaries on art and history for the BBC among them the award winning fifteen part A History of Britain, Rough Crossings and the Emmy-winning eight-part Power of Art first broadcast in 2006. Other of his programmes include Murder at Harvard based on his novella Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculation, a five part series based on Landscape and Memory, and a film onTolstoy’s War and Peace.
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Born in London in 1945 he has taught at Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard Universities before going to Columbia in 1993. His fourteen books, translated into sixteen languages from China to Brazil, include The Embarrassment of Riches, An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age; Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt’s Eyes, the History of Britain trilogy, Power of Art, and, Rough Crossings, Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution , the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Prize for nonfiction in the United States.
His art criticism for The New Yorker won the National magazine Award in 1996; he has written essays about the work of Christo, Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer, and Jenny Saville,. He has written food and cooking essays for Vogue and he writes regularly for The Guardian on American politics; music and art. The American Future: A History, the book accompanying the BBC2 series, was published in October 2008.
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17th May 2011
The Guardian has compiled a list of Britain’s top 300 intellectuals. Amongst the newspaper’s register of public figures leading the UK’s cultural discourse, are a handful of Speakers Corner’s elite. Amongst the iIntellectuals are authors, economists, historians, journalists, lawyers, philosophers, policy advisers, politicians, religious leaders, and scientists.
1st March 2010
Talks and lectures by interesting people on a wide range of topics are becoming hugely popular. Forget, dusty lecturers coughing through their notes for hours, people are flocking to hear speakers such as Luke Johnson, Ruby Wax, Stephen Fry, Ann Widdecombe and Robert Winston at events organised by the Louise T Blouin Foundation, Intelligence Squared, the Royal Geographical Society, the Tate and the ICA.
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