RUSI : Subjective Views (a)Event Name: Remembrance in a Modern Society
Venue/Location: Royal United Services Institute
Date: 10th March 2010
Art Fund / RUSI
Jon Snow (chair), General Sir Richard Dannatt, Diane Lees & Chris Simpkins
A presentation and discussion considering the changing role of memorials and remembrance within contemporary society.
The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies and The Art Fund, Britain’s leading art charity, collaborated to host a debate on the topic of “Commemorating our Armed Forces: Remembrance in a Modern Society”.
Set against the backdrop of the Wootton Bassett phenomenon, a high-profile panel of speakers came together to discuss our country’s historical approach to remembrance.
Chaired by Channel 4 News television presenter, Jon Snow, the debate heard contributions from:
• Former UK Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt GCB CBE MC
• Director General of the Imperial War Museum, Diane Lees
• Director-General of the Royal British Legion, Chris Simpkins
• David Cotterrell, Artist and Professor of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University
A full podcast of the event may be downloaded here.