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Resetting the Human Compass: The Use and Value of the Arts - Sir Andrew Motion

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Published on Sep 14, 2012

How might the arts help 'reset' the direction of the human compass in our difficult times? Is an instrumentalist approach to the arts and culture ever a good thing? Knighted for his services to literature and Poet Laureate from 1999 -- 2009, Sir Andrew Motion proposes answers to these questions, with reference to his own education as well as poems by Alice Oswald, Seamus Heaney and William Wordsworth.

This lecture was given as a part of the 2012 City of London Festival. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:
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