In 2014 Oxford University are celebrating 40 years of co-education at Oxford; as part of these celebrations Hertford College are hosting a panel debate examining the impact women are making in the arts today. Are there equal opportunities for women to reach the heights of the arts sector? How widespread is age discrimination? What are the real issues faced by women in the arts sector, and how should Oxford University help develop the next generation of creative women?
Emma Smith (Hertford Fellow and Tutor in English) will chair the debate between Catherine Bennett ('Observer' columnist), Kerensa Jennings (Head of Strategic Delivery at the BBC), Robin Norton-Hale (theatre and opera director, winner of the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Opera) and Liz Forgan (Former Chair of Arts Council England). The debate will start at 6.30 pm, followed by a reception with drinks and canapés from 7.15 pm.