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Welcome to the Southbank Centre blog, here you'll find articles, videos and audio podcasts exploring our events and festivals programme and some engaging, fascinating and sometimes provocative themes from artists and thinkers in our Talks and Debates. 

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Watch Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, introduce the gallery’s incredible Gursky retrospective
Belief and Beyond Belief festival panellist Canon Rosie Harper considers the topic of assisted dying
Lu Kemp, director of The Lounge discusses her research into older age for the production
Explore how new technologies are impacting our perceptions and experiences of death, with Professor Josh Cohen
Why bother saving the arts? In an era of cuts, is 'arts' a dirty word?
Marcus du Sautoy gives the science keynote, Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity
Ben Winters from The Open University gives a talk about Erich Korngold
Stephen Johnson, discusses Soviet influence on the great Russian composers
Frederick Taylor on German history and the rise of the extreme right
What was the US doing in Hawaii? Why did the Japanese attack them there?
Carolyn Forché explores how poets have been shaped by extreme events
Comparing Hitler’s masterwork – The Triumph of the Will – and his 1937 ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition
Slavoj Žižek at London Literature Festival 2010
Alex Ross discusses his acclaimed book The Rest Is Noise
Alex Ross on Vienna in the early 1900s

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