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What is a revolution?

This event was part of the British Academy's season on Revolutions

In today's society where the latest iPhone can be called a revolution, we explore the true meaning of the term and whether today’s ‘revolutions’ are revolutionary at all. Our panel including former rock critic and Mercury Prize judge, Simon Frith FBA and one of the world's leading voices on modern Russian history, Robert Service FBA, explore art, music and history to ask when is a revolution a revolution?

Speakers:
Dr Kat Arney, Science Writer and Broadcaster
Professor Simon Frith FBA Tovey Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh
Professor Robert Service FBA Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford; Professor of Russian History, University of Oxford
Victoria Turk Senior Editor, WIRED

Chair:
Dr Hannah Devlin, Science Correspondent, The Guardian

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