Today dissent is relatively easy and commonplace. Our voices can be heard in protest, shared across social media and told through satire. But dissent is not a new phenomenon. Ian Hislop will discuss with Guy Walters objects that ordinary people have created, adapted and used to mock and attack the status quo in societies as varied as Egypt in the 11th century BC, 16th century England and 20th century Afghanistan.
MONDAY 22nd - SUNDAY 28th JUNE 2020
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Ian Hislop is a writer, journalist and broadcaster and has been editor of Private Eye since 1986. He is probably best known for his role as a regular team captain on the BBC show Have I Got News For You (series 57 beginning in the Spring). In 2014, he co-wrote a dramatisation of The Wipers Times with Nick Newman, which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Drama, and won the Best Single Drama in the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Their play Trial by Laughter is currently on tour in the UK. He has written and presented documentaries for television and radio about various subjects including the History of Tax, female hymn writers, Dr Beeching, Victorian Philanthropists, immigration and the First World War. In 2018, he curated an exhibition at the British Museum – I Object; Ian Hislop’s Search for Dissent.