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Debating the value of culture, Radio 4

Radio 4 debate on the value of culture

Melvyn Bragg, Sir Christopher Frayling, Dr Tiffany Jenkins, and Matt Ridley discuss the meaning and value of culture in the twenty-first century. In a programme recorded in front of an audience at Newcastle’s Literary and Philosophical Society, Melvyn and the panel consider whether Matthew Arnold’s assessment of culture as ‘the great help out of our present difficulties’ still has any relevance, almost 150 years after it was written. Listen again here.

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