Listeners of BBC Radio Four have recently enjoyed hearing the opinions of Bournemouth University’s Professor Barry Richards in conversation with Private Eye editor, Ian Hislop, in a series of three programmes debating the motivation for dissent, subversion and satire called I, Object? Why Object?
Alongside other academic experts and personalities including Armando Iannucci (creator of The Thick of It), Professor Richards was selected to contribute to this radio programme which accompanies a current British Museum exhibition entitled The Citi exhibition I Object, Ian Hislop’s Search for Dissent.
Within both the exhibition and radio programme, Ian Hislop explores a variety of intriguing objects from the British Museum’s collection to see what they reveal about subversive behaviour. Professor Richards was selected to appear in the radio programme after a BBC Producer read his paper The Psychology of Protest.
His contributions for the programme were recorded in conversations at the British Museum. Professor Richards described this as an interesting and enjoyable session and found Ian Hislop to be ‘good to work with, very warm and interested in what I had to contribute to the programme.’
The Citi Exhibition I Object, Ian Hislop’s Search for Dissent is on at The British Museum until 20 January 2019 and you can catch the full series of I, Object? Why Object? on BBC iPlayer.