Laura Freeman | Jim Ede and the Kettle’s Yard Artists

Sun 19 Nov 2023 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Laura Freeman
Laura Freeman
Ways of Life - Laura Freeman

Kettle’s Yard is the beating heart of Cambridge’s art scene, founded by Jim Ede, the curator who opened his home to the world. Art critic Laura Freeman’s captivating group biography reveals the life of a man who helped shape twentieth-century British art alongside the artists he championed. Explore this thrilling moment in twentieth-century modernism: a new way of living with art. 

In conversation with historian, biographer and literary critic and Honorary Patron Ruth Scurr. 

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage (Old Divinity School)

Duration: 1 hour

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Author biography

Laura Freeman is chief art critic of The Times. She has written for the Spectator, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, TLS, Apollo and World of Interiors. Her first book The Reading Cure, a memoir about hunger and happiness, addiction, obsession and recovery, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2018. She studied history of art at Magdalene College, Cambridge.  

Chair Biography

Ruth Scurr is an historian, biographer and literary critic. She teaches history and politics at Cambridge University, where she is a Lecturer and Fellow of Gonville & Caius College. Her first book, Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution won the Franco-British Society Literary Prize, was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and was listed among the 100 Best Books of the Decade in The Times. She reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, The Telegraph and the Wall Street Journal.  Ruth is also an Honorary Patron of the festival.