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Museum of Argument

13 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


A Series of Discussions Putting History and Art on Trial

Courtroom Photo 3Taking place in the courtroom at St Albans Town Hall this series seeks to engage people with the space in an active, responsive way. The Prison Education session will feature panellists presenting individually and discussing as a group a particular topic. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and to share opinions, reflections and experiences of the topic. Contentious questions will be posed to the panel and the audience and there will be the opportunity to vote at the end. ‘Judgements’ will be posted on the Museum’s website that evening.

These discussions start at 2pm to finish at around 3:30pm. Courtroom Photo 2The Prison Education Session costs £7 which includes tea/coffee and the discussion on 4th July 2015 is free. Please book in advance by calling 01727 819340 not the Town Hall.

Saturday 13th June – Museum of Argument: Prison Education on Trial
Chaired by Danny Shaw, BBC News Home Affairs Correspondent, this session will explore prison education in the 19th Century and today. The panel includes Dr Rosalind Crone, Open University and Rod Clarke, CEO of the Prisoners Education Trust.

Saturday 4th July – Museum of Argument: But is it Art? – Postponed
Join UH Galleries Artistic Director Matthew Shaul and Collection Manager Annabel Lucas for an informal opportunity to explore a selection of works from the UH collections. You will have the opportunity to critique work and to ask questions about contemporary art. This session is free.


13 June, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Town Hall
Market Place, St Peters Street
St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5DJ
(01727) 864511