50 years of Education at York: Public lecture - EVENT POSTPONED

Thursday 5 December 2013, 6.30PM

Speaker: Professor Jonothan Neelands

**Apologies, event postponed due to bad weather affecting transport**

A series of evening lectures will be taking place aimed at members of the general public. These will give members of the audience the opportunity to find out more about the work going on in the field of education and how it relates to individuals, families and the wider society. Lectures will start at 6.30pm and last approximately one hour, including an opportunity for questions and discussion, followed by a wine reception.

Shakespeare, Theatre and Democracy: Towards a Playful Future

In this lecture Professor Neelands proposes that Shakespeare offers us a lens for exploring the vital political relationship between theatre and democracy, in which theatre becomes part of our social conversation and the circulation of social energy in a society. In this context plays, players and the social playfulness of childhood become forged in a vision of how we might live, learn and work together. In a world which is becoming increasingly environmentally and geo-politically unsustainable, play offers the young both a mirror and lens for seeing and transforming themselves and their worlds and the beginnings of the proto-democratic behaviours needed for our survival.

(Professor Jonothan Neelands, National Teaching Fellow, Professor of Drama and Theatre Education and Warwick Business School Professor of Creative Education , University of Warwick, UK)

The event is free but booking is required as seating is limited. E-tickets are now available at http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-term-2013/theatre-democracy/

Location: Bowland Theatre, BS/005, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: Free - by e-ticket only