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Wednesday 8 July 2020

Simon Schama: Touchstones with Razia Iqbal (Online)

Art &

Touchstones is a new series in which creative people talk about works of literature, art, places or objects that give them solace or inspiration. In each episode the guest talks us through the touchstones that provide them with inspiration, hold particular emotional meaning or are simply compelling objects or works of art that they return to time and again. In this episode we will be joined by the historian Simon Schama, who will be talking us through his favourite passages of Shakespeare.

Watch the event live and have your chance to type in your question during the Q and A.

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Simon Schama: Touchstones with Razia Iqbal (Online)

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Speakers for the motion
  • Simon Schama

    Historian, author and broadcaster

  • Razia Iqbal

    BBC journalist and broadcaster

  • Online event
  • Wednesday 8 July 2020
  • 6pm to 7pm


For the motion

Simon Schama

Historian, author and broadcaster

University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and a Contributing Editor of the Financial Times. He is the author of nineteen multi-awarded books, and the writer-presenter of fifty documentaries on art, history and literature for BBC2. His most recent series was Civilizations, a BBC series on world art, which was aired in 2018. His latest book, Wordy. Sounding Off on High Art, Low Appetite and the Power of Memory, was published in May 2019.

Razia Iqbal

BBC journalist and broadcaster

One of the main presenters of Newshour, the flagship international news and current affairs programme on BBC World Service radio. She also regularly presents The World Tonight on Radio 4.