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Lunch with the FT: Simon Schama

Saturday 21 March 2015

2 Hours 30 Minutes


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Join the editor of FT Weekend Caroline Daniel and historian and broadcaster Simon Schama for lunch in the magnificent surroundings of the Bodleian Library’s 15th-century Divinity School, one of the most beautiful rooms in Oxford. Proceedings start with a Prosecco reception at 12.30pm, followed by a two-course lunch with wine at 1.00pm and a talk and conversation over coffee at 2.15pm.

After lunch, Schama will talk about his life and work as a historian and broadcaster, which has seen him write and present some of the best-known documentaries seen on the BBC in recent years. Schama, professor of history and art history at Columbia University, New York, and an FT contributing editor, is particularly known for the 15-episode A History of Britain, commissioned by the BBC to mark the Millennium.  More recently, he presented the highly acclaimed five-part series The Story of the Jews for BBC2. His writing includes a three-volume A History of Britain and Simon Schama’s Power of Art.

Lunch with the FT is a regular feature in the Financial Times in which an interview is conducted with a well-known figure at a restaurant table. Past interviewees include Angela Merkel, Martin Amis, George Soros, Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs, Angelina Jolie and Jimmy Carter. In every case, the operative word is lunch, and the reader is brought to the table to listen in on unguarded conversation in a convivial atmosphere.