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Beyond Value for Money


The Department of Culture Media and Creative Industries announces: King’s College London Symposium: “Beyond Value for Money” a symposium on cultural value taking place on Tuesday 13 December in the Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus.

We want to know: Is there more to culture, the arts, broadcasting and arts education than providing “good value for money”? Headline speakers include academics, professionals and policymakers: Georgina Born, OBE, Professor of Music, Oxford University and author of Rationalizing Culture and Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC; Jonty Claypole, Head of BBC Arts; Lizzie Crump, Co-Director, The Cultural Learning Alliance; Mark Damazer, CBE, former controller of Radio 4 now Master of St Peter’s College, Oxford; David Elstein, television and film executive; chairman of; John Holden, Associate and former Head of Culture at Demos, author of Cultural Value and the Crisis of Legitimacy;  Sir John Tusa, Managing Director of the BBC World Service, 1986-1993; former chair, Clore Leadership Programme, author of Pain in the Arts and Art Matters; and The Right Honourable Ed Vaizey, MP, Minister for Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, 2010-2016

We are limiting the audience for this event to 65 to allow for full discussion, questions and answers, so please book your place as soon as possible at:

The event is organised by Richard Howells, Professor of Cultural Sociology, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London.  Please forward any enquiries to

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