Adam Ledger Inaugural Lecture

The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Thursday 2 May 2024 (18:00-19:00)
Professor Adam Ledger

'A turn: memory, craft, and hope'

Professor Adam Ledger Inaugural Lecture

In this lecture, Adam Ledger thinks both forwards and backwards. And sometimes glances aside. Metaphorically looking around whilst being invited to stand still for a professional moment, he draws upon a long-term interest in the detail of theatre making, and especially directing and acting, to (re)consider how it is he knows what he knows and, importantly, from whom he has learnt and continues to learn. The account suggests the value of memory and considers where skill - and even expertise - may lie. And where it may be heading. In an age of neoliberalism, the shallowness of media, and pervasive anxiety, thus this ‘turn’ may also be a shared moment to give voice to the value of craft, the necessity of others, and the hope of the creative encounter.

Inaugural lectures are a landmark in academic life, held on the appointment of new professorships. Join us to learn more about the work of Professor Adam Ledger

The lecture will be from 18:00 to 19:00, followed by a drinks reception.

You can learn more about our other forthcoming talks and view our archive of previous lectures on our CAL Inaugural Lectures webpage.