Does Research Matter? The Public Value of the Humanities

LONDON Kings Place / St. Pancras Room
90 York Way
N1 9AG


A public debate on the importance of the humanities within the context of modern society. The value of creativity in a time of political, social, and economic unrest will be questioned, drawing on the work of the Humanities in the European Research Area’s Joint Research Programme.  This examination of arts and creativity both through time and across continents will preface the weekend of activities at Kings Place  which make up The Time and The Place. Chairing the debate is writer, musician (Hue and Cry), and activist Pat Kane.

The panel includes Dr Paul Benneworth, Senior Researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, Prof. George McKay, Arts & Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellow for the Connected Communities Programme, Prof. Sean Ryder, Chair of the HERA Network Board, and broadcaster and journalist Bidisha.

This event is free but ticketed and must be booked in advance from the Kings Place Box Office

There are also concerts later this evening from Soweto Kinch in Hall One,and a double-bill of Poul Høxbro and  Fraser Fifield in Hall Two.