BBC Radio 4 - Four Thought

Sun 05 Nov 2017
13.30 - 16.00

This event is free but tickets must be registered in advance, as this is a free event we operate on an over-booking policy. Please arrive in good time, latecomers will not be admitted until the interval. 

Navy Board Rooms
South Wing

A special matinee edition of the series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society, hosted by Olly Mann.

The speakers for the afternoon will include Artist Zarah Hussain who will talk about how designing a garden prompted her to reflect on cultural identity, her father and the meaning of roses. 

Entrepreneur Bejay Mulenga will set out his vision to help young people to overcome the barriers to achieving their dream jobs while former army intelligence officer Andy Owen explains how he found philosophy helped him cope in the complex war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Theatre maker Raquel Meseguer explains her vision for public resting spaces, and the need to change our perception of people lying down.

 A live recording will be taken on the day and will subsequently be broadcast on Radio 4.

 Doors will open at 13.30 for a prompt 14.00 start. Please note that as this is a live recording, latecomers may not be admitted until the first available interval.

As tickets are free, Somerset House works with a policy of overbooking Four Thought recordings. Seats are allocated to ticketholders on a first-come, first-served basis: we aim to accommodate everybody, but in instances of high attendance unfortunately cannot guarantee admission.

We will also be accomodating a limited number of spaces for those who would like to lie down at the event, please select "reclined seating" from the ticketing page.  

BBC Radio 4