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The Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture Series

The Chair of Contemporary Theatre, founded through a grant from the Mackintosh Foundation at St Catherine's College, aims to promote interest in, and the study and practice of, contemporary theatre. The Visiting Professorship has previously been held by actors, writers, directors, and producers including Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Miller, Alan Ayckbourn, Richard Eyre, Phyllida Lloyd and Patrick Stewart. Each year an inaugural lecture is given by the new holder of this Professorship at St Catherine's College.

# Episode Title Description People Date
5 Creative Commons Changing Directions - Journeys in theatre, opera and installation World-renowned British director of theatre and opera, Deborah Warner, delivers her inaugural lecture as the 27th Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre. Deborah Warner 17 Oct 2019
4 Professing Sir Tom Stoppard delivers the Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural lecture 2017 Tom Stoppard 16 Oct 2017
3 Creation and Immigration Claude-Michel Schönberg delivers his inaugural lecture as the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre Claude-Michel Schönberg 22 Nov 2016
2 Everything's Re-Made with Shovel and Spade: Playing Shakespeare with Simon Russell Beale Simon Russell Beale, in conversation with Libby Purves, on his personal experience of playing Shakespeare in the theatre. Simon Russell Beale, Libby Purves 13 Mar 2015
1 Creative Commons Stephen Fry- "Put on Your Red Shoes: Performance and Destiny" Stephen Fry, the 23rd holder of the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professorship in Contemporary Theatre gives his first lecture at the University followed by Q&A with Roger Ainsworth. (Contains strong language). Stephen Fry, Roger Ainsworth 21 Feb 2014