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March 2017


Daniel Swift and George Szirtes in Conversation

29th March at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Daniel Swift is the author of a very fine new biography of Ezra Pound called ‘The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound‘. During the WW2 Pound was indicted for treason but was found to be of unsound mind and incarcerated in St Elizabeth’s, aka the Bughouse, a hospital for the deranged. There he wrote and received a stream of literary visitors, including Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, T S Eliot, John Berryman and…

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From Athens to Babylon: A Photographer’s Journeys of Discovery: Robert Ousterhout in conversation with Charlotte Roueché

30th March at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are delighted to announce an evening in association with Cornucopia, the remarkable magazine of Turkish arts: Robert Ousterhout, Professor of Byzantine Art and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his recent books with Charlotte Roueché, Professor Emeritus of Digital Hellenic Studies at King’s College, London. In John Henry Haynes: A Photographer and Archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire 1881–1900 (£22.95), Ousterhout rediscovers the father of American archaeological photography and records the drama and intrigue of his career. A companion volume,…

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May 2017


Charles Saumarez Smith – East London

10th May at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Charles Saumarez Smith is best known as the chief executive of the Royal Academy. He has also been director of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery. Throughout these years, and since the 1980s, he has lived in East London and explored it with relish and diligence. He has now produced the fascinating  ‘East London‘, to be published in late April by Thames & Hudson (£19.95). We are thrilled that he has agreed to come…

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